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Re: Patch for collation using ICU

From: Palle Girgensohn <girgen(at)pingpong(dot)net>
To: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, John Hansen <john(at)geeknet(dot)com(dot)au>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Subject: Re: Patch for collation using ICU
Date: 2005-03-28 11:25:37
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--On söndag, mars 27, 2005 20.11.48 +0200 Magnus Hagander 
<mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net> wrote:

>> As for general collation of unicode, the reason for me to use
>> ICU is that
>> my system does not support strcoll correctly for multibyte
>> locales, as I
>> mentioned earlier. I also noted that even for systems that do handle
>> strcoll correctly for unicode, ICU claims to be a couple of magnitudes
>> faster, so this patch might be useful for other systems (read
>> Linux) as
>> well. See previous emails for details.
> Does it work on win32? If so, perhaps it could help with the lack of
> UTF-8 strcoll there?

Hej Magnus!

Well, ICU exists for Windows. If you configure postgresql's source to link 
with ICU on Windows, it would probably work. Please try it out.


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