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Re: invalid multibyte character for locale

From: Bjoern Metzdorf <bm(at)turtle-entertainment(dot)de>
To: "Pgsql-Admin (E-mail)" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: invalid multibyte character for locale
Date: 2005-02-23 21:12:46
Message-ID: 421CF1CE.3000800@turtle-entertainment.de (view raw or flat)
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I forgot to say that I am using UNICODE for database encoding (initdb -E 
UNICODE and createdb -E UNICODE).

Bjoern Metzdorf wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am testdriving postgresql 8.0.1.
> 
> On importing my old dump which works fine on 7.4.6 I am getting errors 
> like this one:
> 
> CREATE INDEX foobar_uvalue_key ON foobar USING btree 
> (upper((value)::text));
> ERROR:  invalid multibyte character for locale
> HINT:  The server's LC_CTYPE locale is probably incompatible with the 
> database encoding.
> 
> pg_controldatas output (this is an EM64T machine (debian pure64), but 
> the issue also comes on 32bit Linux):
> 
> pg_control version number:            74
> Catalog version number:               200411041
> Database system identifier:           4763589314759867390
> Database cluster state:               in production
> pg_control last modified:             Wed Feb 23 22:07:43 2005
> Current log file ID:                  1
> Next log file segment:                214
> Latest checkpoint location:           1/D56163E8
> Prior checkpoint location:            1/D56163A0
> Latest checkpoint's REDO location:    1/D56163E8
> Latest checkpoint's UNDO location:    0/0
> Latest checkpoint's TimeLineID:       1
> Latest checkpoint's NextXID:          3704
> Latest checkpoint's NextOID:          50861184
> Time of latest checkpoint:            Wed Feb 23 21:40:25 2005
> Database block size:                  8192
> Blocks per segment of large relation: 131072
> Bytes per WAL segment:                16777216
> Maximum length of identifiers:        64
> Maximum number of function arguments: 32
> Date/time type storage:               floating-point numbers
> Maximum length of locale name:        128
> LC_COLLATE:                           C
> LC_CTYPE:                             C
> 
> Should I be using de_DE or de_DE.UTF_8 locale? C locale always worked 
> fine for us (with 7.3 and 7.4).
> 
> Any hints?
> 
> Regards,
> Bjoern
> 

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