What's this about?
Stata now supports Unicode, and you can use the full range of characters
everywhere. Thus, a dataset created in English might look
The same dataset created in Japanese might look like this:
And the same dataset created in German might look like this:
You may use Unicode in variable names, in labels, and of course
in the string variables of your data.
That you can include Unicode in your data is important because
data come as they come. Regardless of the language of the data,
you can make your output instantly more readable by setting the
variable and value labels in the language of your audience.
And, if you wish, you can use the full range of Unicode characters
for your variable names, notes, and the like.
Unicode literally puts all the world's characters at your fingertips.
Tell me more
Read more about Unicode support in Stata Data-Management Reference Manual; see [D] unicode.
Read the overview from the Stata News.