I'll try my questions in this beginners forum.
Just created a mySQL table. By default, the collation field is set to latin1_swedish_ci.
I am in the US, the field contents will be "normal ascii", case insensitive.
What is my "best" value for setting the collation field? ascii_general_ci? utf_unicode_ci?
Where can I find out more about this field/setting, and what it is for?