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Re: Multi-byte character bug

From: "Richard So" <richso(at)i-cable(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Multi-byte character bug
Date: 2002-07-30 18:25:49
Message-ID: 000401c237f6$87f63fa0$0a00a8c0@netrogen.local (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-bugs
>> Two bugs has been found in the SQL parser and Multibyte char support:

>What is the encoding for "chinese char"? You need to give us more

By Chinese here, I mean BIG5 encoding character which is a widely used
encoding in HK and Taiwan.
My setup:
	Db encoding: EUC_TW
	Client (JDBC / ODBC) Encoding: BIG5
		JDBC: I supplied the parameter 'charSet=Big5' to the
connection string
		ODBC: my locale (Chinese Win2000 machine) is Chinese
	Client application: Tomcat4 jsp page (see the attached)
	App / Db Server: Redhat 7.3 Linux + postgresql (set) 7.2.1-2PGDG
(download binary rpm) + Tomcat4
	App / DB Server locale: zh_TW.Big5
	JDBC driver: pgjdbc2.jar
	Client Machine: Win2000 Chinese (Taiwan) Version with SP2 + I.E.
(jsp) + 			Delphi SQL Explorer (ODBC)
	Client Machine locale: Chinese (Taiwan)

>> 1.       'Problem connecting to database: java.sql.SQLException:
>> Invalid EUC_TW character sequence found (0xb27a)' was reported in
>> JDBC driver to insert record, similar error reported when using ODBC
>>driver and psql, since auto-conversion from client to server should
>>convert the charcter to a valid EUC_TW char, therefore this is a bug

>How did you set the auto-conversion settings for psql? I suspect you
>did something wrong with it.

I've done a new check on it, I found JDBC and ODBC driver still report
the error message but psql do not (may be as you said, I've done a wrong
procedure).  However, the problem still there: why JDBC and ODBC still
report the error ?
I just tried some Chinese words, but there may be some of other
character will also cause the problem.  
I know Tomcat4 default will return the request parameters in ISO-8859
and therefore I've added code 
<%@ page contentType="text/html; charset=Big5"%>
to the JSP page and dump the actual SQL posted to postgresql server to
make sure the SQL is correct and its attached (pls see attached file:

>> 2.       inserting record with xx ¨ chinese char, the SQL parser
>>report something like 'Problem connecting to database:
>> java.sql.SQLException: ERROR: parser: parse error at or near
>> (similar in jdbc and odbc), and the error 'unterminated string' has
>> been reported when using psql.

The character code is 0xc05c, in which the second byte is actually a "\"
(pls see the attached file:

>> I¡¦ve found the problem exists since 7.1.x till 7.2.*.

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