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Re: ANSI and Unicode driver

From: Hiroshi Inoue <inoue(at)tpf(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ANSI and Unicode driver
Date: 2006-02-20 18:08:40
Message-ID: 43FA05A8.3090306@tpf.co.jp (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:

>So really, what is the difference between the ANSI and the Unicode driver?
>

There are 2 kind of applications, Unicode applications and ANSI 
applications.
Unicode applications uses UCS-2(4) encoding and call Unicode ODBC APIs.

> 
>The Unicode driver sets the client encoding to UTF-8, but does that mean that 
>the client application has to use UTF-8 
>

Though Unicode applications are preferable for Unicode drivers,

>or does the driver manager convert 
>that?
>

wise driver managers may invoke ANSI <-> UCS-2(4) conversions when ANSI
applications call ANSI ODBC APIs for the Unicode driver.

regards,
Hiroshi Inoue

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