The infrastructure team did a 1 week spike to better understand the BI Platform deficiencies related to internationalization. The spike focused primarily on character encoding issues. Attached is a Power Point document summarizing our findings, see Platform Encoding Slides. As a result of this spike five distinct Codec scenarios were identified. They are:

Each of these encodings will be user configurable. How they are configured is yet to be determined. The default encoding for each will be as follows: