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Re: Unicode is not UTF-8. was :psqlODBC-Driver Test / text fields

From: Marc Herbert <Marc(dot)Herbert(at)continuent(dot)com>
To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Unicode is not UTF-8. was :psqlODBC-Driver Test / text fields
Date: 2006-03-31 09:22:55
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"Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:

>
>> Windows XP supports ANSI, UTF-8, Unicode and Unicode Big Endian. 
>> Unfortunately (or fortunately?) Windows seems to use UTF-8 
>> for European languages. Hiroshi can you explain that? I guess 
>> the Japanese edition of Windows XP is using pure 2 byte Unicode.

> Ahh, now I do know that Windows does not fully support UTF-8. That's
> the very reason why it is not supported in PostgreSQL 8.0 on
> Windows, and in 8.1 and above requires conversion routines that were
> added to the server by Magnus Hagander to convert to UCS2(?) before
> doing any sorting etc.


Do you mean CP_UTF8 does not exist on some asian releases of Windows?



Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

Marc.


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