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Re: Charsets in JDBC driver?

From: Anders Bengtsson <anders(at)natakademin(dot)se>
To: Peter Mount <petermount(at)it(dot)maidstone(dot)gov(dot)uk>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Charsets in JDBC driver?
Date: 2000-05-23 11:49:54
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Ok, using "\l" in psql shows that my databases has "SQL_ASCII" as
charset. Is there some way to determine that setting for a database
through the driver interface? I guess that would make it possible to
implement a complete support for charsets in the JDBC driver.

Or, in other words, is the driver protocol defined somewhere? :)


Peter Mount wrote:
> Currently, the driver does little with Unicode. This is mainly because I
> don't have much dealings with any other encodings than the standard, so
> it's difficult to test.
> Peter
> --
> Peter Mount
> Enterprise Support
> Maidstone Borough Council
> Any views stated are my own, and not those of Maidstone Borough Council.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anders Bengtsson [mailto:anders(at)natakademin(dot)se]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 11:06 AM
> To: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [INTERFACES] Charsets in JDBC driver?
> Hello,
> I'm trying to find out how the JDBC driver handles different character
> encodings, since i'll possibly need have strings in English, Swedish and
> Chinese in the same database and the same Java VM.
> Postgres seems to handle a lot of different charsets, both single- and
> multi-byte. Java is all Unicode inside, so there shouldn't be a problem
> there.
> I've been looking through the source of the JDBC2 driver, without
> finding much mentioned about character encodings. Does the driver just
> assume that both PostgreSQL and Java are running in the same locale,
> with the same default character encoding?

A n d e r s  B e n g t s s o n                     anders(at)natakademin(dot)se

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