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Re: COPY doesn't works when containing ' ' or ' ' characters on db

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Oliver Elphick" <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Jaume Teixi <teixi(at)6tems(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Richard T(dot) Robino" <rickspam(at)wavedivision(dot)com>, Stefan Huber <schweinsaug(at)crosswinds(dot)net>
Subject: Re: COPY doesn't works when containing ' ' or ' ' characters on db
Date: 2001-02-27 17:19:01
Message-ID: 3309.983294341@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Oliver Elphick" <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
> I think this happens when the front-end encoding is SQL_ASCII and the
> database is using UNICODE.  Then, there are misunderstandings between
> front-end and back-end, so that a single character with the eighth bit
> set may be sent by the front-end and interpreted by the back-end as the
> first half of a UNICODE two-byte character.

I wondered about that, but his examples had one or more characters
between the eighth-bit-set character and the '|', so this doesn't seem
to explain the problem.

Still, if it went away after moving to ASCII encoding, it clearly is
a multibyte issue of some sort.

			regards, tom lane

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