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Re: Converting from SQL_ASCII to UTF8

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Peter Koczan" <pjkoczan(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Converting from SQL_ASCII to UTF8
Date: 2007-11-29 22:14:18
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"Peter Koczan" <pjkoczan(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> I have some UTF-8 data in my databases, and it's causing dump/restore
> to fail. Specifically, I'm seeing messages like:
> pg_restore: [archiver (db)] COPY failed: ERROR:  invalid byte sequence
> for encoding "UTF8": 0xe14c65

This is, in fact, not UTF8, no matter how much you'd like to think so.
It might possibly be LATIN1 or some other single-byte encoding.  What
you're going to need to do is figure out what you really have and
convert it all to a common encoding.

One of the disadvantages of SQL_ASCII mode is that it will let you wind
up with a mishmash of different encodings in your DB :-(

			regards, tom lane

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