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Re: UTF-8 and LIKE vs =

From: Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: david(at)kineticode(dot)com
Cc: barwick(at)gmail(dot)com, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org,twanger(at)bluetwanger(dot)de
Subject: Re: UTF-8 and LIKE vs =
Date: 2004-08-24 14:52:23
Message-ID: 20040824.235223.74749949.t-ishii@sra.co.jp (view raw or flat)
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> > Locales for multibyte encodings are often broken on many platforms. I
> > see identical things with Japanese on Red Hat. This is one of the
> > reason why I tell Japanese PostgreSQL users not to enable locale while
> > initdb...
> 
> Yep, and exporting my data, deleting the data directory, running initdb 
> with --locale=C fixd the problem for me. Woot!
> 
> But given what you've said, Tatsuo, it makes me wonder if it's worth it 
> to use the system locale default when running initdb? Maybe it'd make 
> more sense for PostgreSQL to default to C unless someone specifies 
> another --locale?

You are quite right. initdb defaults to use the system locale is
evil. I have been saying this for long time...
--
Tatsuo Ishii

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