On 09/13/2011 08:47 PM, Johann Spies wrote:
> Thanks Giulio and Gabriele,
>> as Giulio pointed out, it seems like the destination database is in
>> LATIN1 encoding, rather than UTF8. Could you please confirm this?
> That was the case. I deleted one of the databases and recreated it with
> as a UTF-8 encoded database and the import went well.
> Question: Can I change the encoding system of an existing database? If
> so, how?
You can re-encode a dump (see pg_dump's -E flag) then reload it into a
new database with the new encoding. This will only work if the source
database contains only characters that exist in the target encoding.
You can't change the encoding of a database in-place.
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