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Re: locales and encodings on Windows

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Thomas Kellerer <spam_eater(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: locales and encodings on Windows
Date: 2004-12-22 17:21:47
Message-ID: 5149.1103736107@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Thomas Kellerer <spam_eater(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Magnus Hagander wrote on 22.12.2004 13:14:
>>> [about PG not supporting Unicode on Windows]
>> 
>> PostgreSQL uses the OS functinos to do locale handling. The other
>> databases usually implement their own (or use a library that does it,
>> but they do not rely on the OS)

> Being a developer myself I can understand this reason, but in the PG 
> context I'm a User I not having Unicode support is my eyes a very big 
> deficiency which gives the whole Win32 a semi-professional "touch".

> Unicode is something very important and I do hope this will be solved in on 
> of the next releases.

[ shrug... ]  It can't be too important to Windows users, since their
platform doesn't support it.

			regards, tom lane

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