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Re: Encoding names

From: Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Encoding names
Date: 2001-02-21 09:41:44
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>  I a little work with encodings (Japanese, Latin(s)) and I see that 
> PG use non-standard encoding names.
>  Why is here SJIS instead Shift-JIS, EUC_JP intead EUC-JP, 
> Latin2 instead ISO-8859-2 ?
>  It is not good for example for applications that output data to HTML and 
> needs set correct meta-tags, for this is needful maintain in application
> PostgreSQL's specific names and standard names and translate between these
> ...
>  Comments?

But HTML meta tags used to use their own encoding names such as
x-euc-jp, x-sjis....

Well, the reaons are:

1) shell does not like "-" (configure and some Unix commands in
   PostgreSQL accepts encoding names)
2) I don't like longer names

BTW, I and Thomas (and maybe others) are interested in implementing
CREATE CHRACATER SET staffs in SQL92/99. The encoding names might be
changed at that time...
Tatsuo Ishii

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