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Re: More Code Page wierdness

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>,pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: More Code Page wierdness
Date: 2005-01-11 16:22:08
Message-ID: 200501111622.j0BGM8X22467@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Magnus Hagander wrote:
> I've never seen one that changes any chars <= 127. But it's possible the
> editor in this case wrote down a file in the wrong charset.
> Looking at http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/wincp.mspx, "*"
> is 002A in *every single one*, inlcuding japanese. 
> 
> Looking at http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/oem/437.htm, it
> shows that it's 002A in the very encoding Simon said was used in this
> case. So it is in
> http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/oem/850.htm, which is the
> OEM codepage used in Swedish windows.
> 
> I'm having trouble seeing why '*' would have a different value in
> different codepages. I'm wondering if we're going down the wrong road
> completely here?

Agreed.  The idea that <=127 codes are different for different encodings
(code pages) seems impossible.

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