Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org> writes:
>>> This may be the only solution. Converting everything to UTF-8 has
>>> issues because some encodings are not roundtrip-safe
>> Is this still true?
> I beleive so. If use the ICU Converter Explorer  to examine some of
> the encodings we support, they have "Contains ambiguous aliases? TRUE".
Which ones, and are they client-only encodings? If all our server-side
encodings are round-trip safe then I think there's no big issue.
In any case I don't think there's a huge problem if we say that database
and user names had better be chosen from the round-trip-safe subset.
regards, tom lane
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