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pgAdmin2 UTF-8 support

From: Jean-Michel POURE <jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr>
To: "Hiroshi Inoue" <Inoue(at)tpf(dot)co(dot)jp>
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: pgAdmin2 UTF-8 support
Date: 2002-02-24 21:39:14
Message-ID: 200202242139.g1OLdEFP004452@www1.translationforge (view raw or whole thread)
Lists: pgadmin-hackerspgsql-odbc
Dear friends,

PostgreSQL 7.2 offers extensive UTF-8 support. In case of an UTF-8 database, 
the big news seems that we now have to write function and view definitions in 

The problem is that pgAdmin2, HighlightBox (the colour code editor) and the 
result view do not support Unicode by now. And probably will not whithout 
further information.

Questions :
1) Is it possible to convert functions/views to/from UTF-8/SQL_ASCII using 
server-side queries in PostgreSQL. $M cowboys do not offer tools to convert 
Unicode on the fly in VB. Is there something in PostgreSQL? 

to_ascii can convert from unicode to ascii.
How can we do the converse?

2) Do you know if ODBC UCS-2 support would help us with pgAdmin2? Does anyone 
has extensive knowledge of UCS-2 support under VB? As far as I know, VB only 
supports reading UCS-2 files and displaying data in Hflexgrid.

Any idea welcome,
Cheers, Jean-Michel POURE


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