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Re: unicode support vs native install

From: Mike G <mike(at)thegodshalls(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Eric J(dot) Schwarzenbach" <Eric(dot)Schwarzenbach(at)wrycan(dot)com>,pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: unicode support vs native install
Date: 2005-03-13 04:12:15
Message-ID: 1110687134.3653.4.camel@localhost.localdomain (view raw or flat)
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I believe cygwin supports only the C locale. 

If I remember correctly it is mentioned either in the README or FAQ that
is included with the postgresql-cygwin package.


Mike


On Sat, 2005-03-12 at 19:25, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> pgman wrote:
> > Eric J. Schwarzenbach wrote:
> > > The Running & Installing PostgreSQL On Native Windows FAQ has an item on
> > > not being able to use unicode
> > > 
> > > http://pginstaller.projects.postgresql.org/FAQ_windows.html#2.6
> > > 
> > > "/Because Postgres relies on the operating system for some string
> > > related functions, the OS needs to support the same encoding as the one
> > > that is used as the database encoding. Unfortunately, Windows does not
> > > support some encodings that are available as server-side encodings for PG."
> > > 
> > > /My understanding is the 8.0 windows installer prevents istalling utf-8
> > > but you can get around it with initdb if you know what your doing.
> > > Apparently only some things related to utf-8 data will be broken like
> > > sort ordering.
> > > /
> > > /Does this apply to Cygwin installs of PostgreSQL as well?
> > 
> > Yes, it does.  The problem is that we only support UTF8 and Windows is
> > UTF16.  If you don't care about character ordering you can initdb with
> > locale of C and use Unicode as your encoding.
> > 
> 
> Uh, this is assuming that Cygwin doesn't add UTF8 to Windows.  I don't
> think it does, but I am not sure.

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