I'm not sure what version of Tcl are you using, but I guess it's a
general problem of Tcl >= 8.1. The only solution I could imagine so
far is down grading Tcl to 8.0.
> I'm using postgresql 7.0.2 on a PC running Linux (Mandrake 7.2). I'm
> developing a application using the Tcl/Tk binding pgtcl (included in the
> postgresql distribution).
> I have problems with the german umlaut (ÄÖÜ): it is possible to insert and
> read strings containing umlaut letters in a pgtcl application, but when the
> database sorts the table, the sort order is wrong:
> A Ä Ö Ü B C ...
> instead of
> A Ä B C ... O Ö P ... U Ü V ...
> The database dump with otion -d (proper insert strings) prints
> \303\204 for Ä
> \303\226 for Ö
> \303\234 for Ü
> I tried differend encodings in the database (UNICODE, LATIN1, SQL_ASCII) as
> well as in tcl (unicode, iso8859-1) but there was no impact on the sort
> You find a pgtcl script attached to this mail that demonstrates the problem.
> Before starting the script you have to create a database:
> createdb -E UNICODE sort_umlaut
> then you have to run the script (pgtclsh must be installed in /usr/bin,
> otherwise edit the first line of the script):
> chmod u+x problem.tcl
> The script prints the sorted table. Afterwards you can print the contents of
> the database:
> pg_dump -d sort_umlaut
> Maybe somebody has a solution for the problem ;-)
> Thanks in advance,
> Gerd Scheidhauer
> phone:+49 721 722 34 16
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