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From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: aarni(dot)ruuhimaki(at)kymi(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SQL_ASCII / LATIN1
Date: 2004-01-14 15:13:06
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Aarni =?iso-8859-1?q?Ruuhim=E4ki?= <aarni(dot)ruuhimaki(at)kymi(dot)com> writes:
> When I pg_dump -c trouble > trouble_dump, take the file down and
> cat trouble_dump | psql trouble it shows as LATIN1 in the local listing. Then
> I dump it again locally, upload and cat, it shows as SQL_ASCII.

I believe the default encoding for a newly-created database is the same
encoding as template1 --- since the two installations were initdb'd with
different default encodings, the behavior you're describing is not too
surprising.  You can specify the encoding to use when you create a
database, though.

BTW, 7.3.3 has a serious known bug in the restart logic ... you ought to
update to 7.3.4 or 7.3.5 before you get bitten.

			regards, tom lane

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