beginning to use UNICODE to deal with some special characters or graphics or even emoticons (or emoji coming from smartphone applications if possible) :
can we rely on updates of UNICODE table for TERADATA ?
does any update depend on new releases or some other method to benefit of new elements ?
For starters, you will want to use the Unicode Pass Through feature of Teradata Database 16.00, which is now GCA. Note that Unicode characters which pass through the Teradata Database are not supported. The main difference is for characters which have case, collation, and nomalization properties. Emoji have none of those, so supporting them in the future has little impact. For more details, see the 'Release Summary' documentation.