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Re: Multiple languages in one database

From: Mont Rothstein <mont_rothstein(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Multiple languages in one database
Date: 2005-03-20 18:02:52
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Thank you, that is the best news I have heard in a while :-)

-Mont

On Mar 19, 2005, at 6:49 PM, John DeSoi wrote:

>
> On Mar 18, 2005, at 5:54 PM, Mont Rothstein wrote:
>
>> I need to store multiple languages in one database (English, Spanish, 
>> Chinese, Korean, ???).  At first I thought I would just us Unicode, 
>> but then I realized that it is only UTF-8 and it is my understanding 
>> that UTF-8 is insufficient for Chinese and Korean.  I state this 
>> because I am starting to think that it is possible this assumption is 
>> incorrect.
>
> Your assumption is incorrect. The idea of unicode is to have a single 
> character set for representing all languages. UTF-8 is a 
> representation of unicode and is designed to encode any unicode 
> character.
>
> See http://www.unicode.org/ and
>
> http://www.unicode.org/faq/utf_bom.html.
>
>
>
> John DeSoi, Ph.D.
> http://pgedit.com/
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