> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-odbc-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
> [mailto:pgsql-odbc-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Peter Eisentraut
> Sent: 20 February 2006 16:05
> To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [ODBC] ANSI and Unicode driver
> So really, what is the difference between the ANSI and the
> Unicode driver?
> The Unicode driver sets the client encoding to UTF-8, but
> does that mean that
> the client application has to use UTF-8 or does the driver
> manager convert
> that? What do you use if you have, say, a Chinese
> application. Or a Latin 1
> application but a UTF-8 database? How does this work? I'm confused.
The Unicode driver adds a bunch of unicode-specific APIs. Our ANSI
driver can handle Unicode data as multibyte strings as well, but without
the Unicode APIs that many non-multibyte aware versions of Windows
require (if that makes sense!).
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