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Re: Database Encoding

From: Aarni Ruuhimäki <aarni(at)kymi(dot)com>
To: <operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Database Encoding
Date: 2005-04-16 13:17:34
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psql -l gives you your database listing with encoding

bash-2.05b$ psql -l
               List of databases
          Name           |  Owner   | Encoding
 1sthoney                | postgres | LATIN1
 ami_bulletin            | postgres | LATIN1
 amiedu_www              | postgres | LATIN1
 amiedu_www_eng          | postgres | LATIN1

The default, template1, is set with initdb command. e.g. 

initdb -E LATIN1 ..., so one way to change it is to re-init.

You can create databases with different encoding (from template1) with same 
switch e.g. 

reatedb mydb -E UTF8 ...



On Saturday 16 April 2005 14:22, you wrote:
> i would like to make sure my template1 is encoded as
> latin1.
> 1. how can i check the db encoding?  either a psql or
> pgadmin method is fine.
> 2. how can i change it?
> 3. how can i change it in an existing database with
> lots of tables (i can remove all data, if required).
> i just went with the default when i set up the cygwin
> version of pgsql - i'm not even sure what it is.
> tia...
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