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Re: locales and encodings on Windows

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Thomas Kellerer" <spam_eater(at)gmx(dot)net>,<pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: locales and encodings on Windows
Date: 2004-12-22 12:14:34
Message-ID: 6BCB9D8A16AC4241919521715F4D8BCE476431@algol.sollentuna.se (view raw or flat)
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> >> I have no idea, but I'm certain if someone is this is 
> definitly not 
> >> going to happen for 8.0.
> > 
> > 
> > I know this feature can't make it into 8.0; but blaming Windows for 
> > more than one release cycle might not look very good. :-(
> > 
> 
> I'm not really experienced with the whole locale/character 
> set topic, but what I'm wondering about (and I'm sure others 
> will do as well) is, why other databases (such as Firebird or 
> Oracle) do support UTF8/Unicode on the Windows platform but 
> PostgreSQL does not.

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)

//Magnus

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