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Re: encoding of PostgreSQL messages

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: "Karsten Hilbert" <Karsten(dot)Hilbert(at)gmx(dot)net>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: encoding of PostgreSQL messages
Date: 2008-12-31 18:02:00
Message-ID: 200812312002.00865.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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On Wednesday 31 December 2008 18:57:29 Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> The solution is to find the right layer to take control of the encoding but
> this is eventually only possible if the encoding is *known*. Thus the plea
> for "7-bit-ascii English by default until the encoding *can* be known".
> Going to "7-bit-ascii filter of the original by default until the encoding
> can be known" only tries to preserve a bit more of the original language. I
> may be wrong in feasibility.

The proper fix is probably to include the client encoding in the connection 
startup message.

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