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Re: Problem with character encodings.

From: Ivo Rossacher <rossacher(at)bluewin(dot)ch>
To: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Problem with character encodings.
Date: 2007-08-30 20:57:40
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Am Mittwoch, 29. August 2007 08:59 schrieb Korumilli, Bala S (GE Healthcare):
If the client_encoding is UTF8 you need to confert the strings in your c++ 
code to UTF8.
The other options to adjust the client_encoding to the encoding the client 
machine uses and let the server convert from and to UTF8 for you. This would 
your client program require to anlyze the encoding of the system and send set 
client_encoding to '<found encoding>';  to the server.
See chapter 21 in the manual for more details about the issue.

Best regards

> But If i write a c++ program using LIBPQ to run this query, I get an error
> of invalid byte sequence like this..
> ERROR:  invalid byte sequence for encoding "UTF8".
> I also observed the same error comes for all the characters other than
> ascii(0-127). Is it a limitation of LibPQ library?
> The follwing information may be helpful to you.
> DataBase encoding: UTF8.
> client_encoding: UTF8
> Postgres version: 8.2.3
> Can you please tell me what is the reason for this strange behaviour?

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