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Re: [PATCHES] WIN32_CONSOLE usage

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Christoph Dalitz <christoph(dot)dalitz(at)hs-niederrhein(dot)de>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, manfred(at)colorfullife(dot)com,pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] WIN32_CONSOLE usage
Date: 2003-09-11 16:45:22
Message-ID: 200309111645.h8BGjM817244@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
Thread:
Lists: pgsql-cygwinpgsql-hackers-win32pgsql-patches
Christoph Dalitz wrote:
> > Please send in a patch.  Else, someone else is going to try to fix it with
> > less guarantees that it will work afterwards.
> > 
> Ok. I can do the following:
> 
>  a) Write documentation how the win32 console needs to be set up so that
>     psql can handle 8-bit characters.
>     Where should it be added? The Section "Installation on Windows" in the
>     Administrator's Guide seems natural to me.
> 
>  b) Add code to psql that prints a warning on startup of psql when the
>     console codepage differs from the windows codepage, something like
> 
> 	Warning: Console codepage (850) differs from windows codepage (1252)
> 	         8-bit characters will not work correctly. See PostgreSQL
> 	         documentation "Installation on Windows" for details.
> 
> Unfortunately there seems to be no automatic solution to the "console codepage problem",
> because the windows codepage does not work with the default console font.
> Thus the user must tweak his console settings in any case and I think a warning
> is the best to remind the user of this issue.
> 
> Please let me know whether this "solution" would be ok. Then I can do it on Monday.

Sounds good.

> @Bruce:
> -------
> 
> Could you please already remove the WIN32_CONSOLE and OemToChar/CharToOem stuff
> from psql? Sorry for the inconvenience generated by my ignorance.

OK.

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