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Re: initdb in 8.3

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, timtas(at)cubic(dot)ch
Subject: Re: initdb in 8.3
Date: 2008-04-23 11:15:08
Message-ID: 200804231315.08642.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Am Mittwoch, 23. April 2008 schrieb Tim Tassonis:
> My question is: Why then is --locale=C not the default for initdb, as I
> do regard it as a rather big annoyance that a default installation on
> probably almost any modern linux distribution results in a UTF-8 only
> cluster, fixable only by dropping all databases, rerun initdb and the
> reimporting them again.

Because the vast majority of users prefers UTF-8 encoded databases over C 
locale databases.

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