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"ANSI" misnomer (Re: Snapshot 08.01.0006 available for testing)

From: Marc Herbert <Marc(dot)Herbert(at)emicnetworks(dot)com>
To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: "ANSI" misnomer (Re: Snapshot 08.01.0006 available for testing)
Date: 2005-11-07 15:27:19
Message-ID: 87slu8tr54.fsf_-_@meije.emic.fr (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:

> Dave Page wrote:
>> The setup contains 2 drivers here - 'PostgreSQL Unicode' and
>> 'PostgreSQL ANSI'. Did you uninstall the old one before installing
>> the new?
>
> Out of curiosity, why would it be called "ANSI"?  Is this particular 
> version standardized by ANSI? :)

<http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/05/31/144893.aspx>

<http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnw32dev/html/ora_apiprog6_topic1.asp>

 "The term "ANSI" as used to signify Windows code pages is a
 historical reference, but is nowadays a misnomer that continues to
 persist in the Windows community."

And "unicode" actually means UCS-2 or UTF-16 (depending on the platform).


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