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Re: Enforcing database encoding and locale match

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Zdenek Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)Sun(dot)COM>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Enforcing database encoding and locale match
Date: 2007-10-01 17:22:33
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> FWIW I tried this program here, and I get

> C                       ... ANSI_X3.4-1968 - NO MATCH
> POSIX                   ... ANSI_X3.4-1968 - NO MATCH

> Note the funny name.  Trying initdb with LC_ALL=C correctly uses
> SQL_ASCII (I saw the special case in chklocale.c), but I'm wondering if
> we should list those names explicitely.

Since we're already special-casing C/POSIX, I don't see a need.
It looks a bit hopeless to keep up with all the possibilities anyway
--- by my count we've tested four different platforms so far and
gotten four different answers for the CODESET name for C :-(

Linux	ANSI_X3.4-1968
Darwin	(empty)
Solaris	646
HP-UX	roman8

			regards, tom lane

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