On Feb 28, 2006, at 1:38 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> I could not find anything in the Frontend/Backend protocol docs
>>> character encoding in the StartupMessage. Assuming it is legal for a
>>> database or user name to have unicode characters, how is this
>>> when nothing yet has been said about the client encoding?
>> A similar badness is that if you issue CREATE DATABASE from a UTF8
>> database, the dbname will be stored as UTF8. Then, if you go to a
>> LATIN1 database and create another it will be stored as LATIN1.
> Yeah, this has been discussed before. Database and user names both
> have this affliction.
So are the database/user names in the startup message compared using
the default encoding of the cluster or is just a straight byte
comparison with no consideration of the encoding?
John DeSoi, Ph.D.
Power Tools for PostgreSQL
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