> Postgres 6.4.2 has multibyte support, so database can be
> in one of several encodings. But the JDBC driver uses
> for fetching data this method:
> src/interfaces/jdbc/postgresql/ResultSet.java line 164:
> return new String(this_row[columnIndex - 1]);
> It means that not the database internal encoding, but
> the default encoding of client JVM will be used for
> converting 8-bit characters to 16-bit UNICODE characters.
> In postgres 6.5beta is the same code, so I think next
> release will have the same bug.
> Is it difficult to get the database encoding and use
> it for converting bytes to Strings ? Is anybody planning
> to do it ? If not, how can I do it ?
Here in Japan we already have such a patch (for 6.4.2). I belive it
can be used for any language, but I will ask the author of the patch
to make sure that.
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