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Re: encoding of PostgreSQL messages

From: Karsten Hilbert <Karsten(dot)Hilbert(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: encoding of PostgreSQL messages
Date: 2008-12-23 22:17:42
Message-ID: 20081223221742.GF3894@merkur.hilbert.loc (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 06:45:17PM -0300, Alvaro Herrera wrote:

> > How can I programmatically detect which encoding a
> > PostgreSQL server I am trying to connect to sends back
> > messages -- before I connect (so client_encoding and
> > the pg_settings table are flat out).
> 
> Hmm, isn't client_encoding reported in the startup packet sent by the
> server, after auth?

That would not quite be enough -- I am talking about
messages reported *during* auth, say

	FATAL: password authentication failed for user "postgres"

or

	fe_sendauth: no password supplied

both of which, in other locales, may contain non-ASCII characters.

Karsten
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