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Re: locales and encodings on Windows

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Thomas Kellerer <spam_eater(at)gmx(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: locales and encodings on Windows
Date: 2004-12-22 17:25:41
Message-ID: 200412221725.iBMHPfQ25609@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Thomas Kellerer <spam_eater(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> > Magnus Hagander wrote on 22.12.2004 13:14:
> >>> [about PG not supporting Unicode on Windows]
> >> 
> >> PostgreSQL uses the OS functinos to do locale handling. The other
> >> databases usually implement their own (or use a library that does it,
> >> but they do not rely on the OS)
> 
> > Being a developer myself I can understand this reason, but in the PG 
> > context I'm a User I not having Unicode support is my eyes a very big 
> > deficiency which gives the whole Win32 a semi-professional "touch".
> 
> > Unicode is something very important and I do hope this will be solved in on 
> > of the next releases.
> 
> [ shrug... ]  It can't be too important to Windows users, since their
> platform doesn't support it.

And what solution options do we have?  Is bundling our own Unicode
library something we even want to consider?  I would think not.

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