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CP1250 to and from Unicode conversion, how?

From: "Nikola Milutinovic" <Nikola(dot)Milutinovic(at)ev(dot)co(dot)yu>
To: "PostgreSQL novice" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "PostgreSQL general" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: CP1250 to and from Unicode conversion, how?
Date: 2001-10-31 13:37:59
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Hi all.

I have a database with text fields containing text with Windows CP-1250 encoding. How can I convert it to Unicode? I have build the database with

--enable-recode              enable character set recode support
--enable-multibyte           enable multibyte character support
--enable-unicode-conversion  enable unicode conversion support

Also, how can I enter a string containing Unicode chars from "psql"? What is the Unicode escape sequence?

I mean, if all else fails, I'll dump database, run the dump through script/Java/C program to convert all CP-1250 chars to their Unicode equivalents and import it again.

Hope someone will answer my question.



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