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Re: BUG #6510: A simple prompt is displayed using wrong charset

From: Alexander LAW <exclusion(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Pg Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: BUG #6510: A simple prompt is displayed using wrong charset
Date: 2012-03-18 09:04:51
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I see two ways to resolve the issue.
First is to use CharToOemBuff when writing a string to the "con" and 
OemToCharBuff when reading an input from it.
The other is to always use stderr/stdin for Win32 as it was done for 
msys before. I think it's more straightforward.
I tested the attached patch (build the source with msvc) and it fixes 
the issue. If it looks acceptible, then probably DEVTTY should not be 
used on Windows at all.
I found two other references of DEVTTY at
success = saveHistory(fname ? fname : DEVTTY, -1, false, false);

log_opts.debug_fd = fopen(DEVTTY, "w");

By the way, is there any reason to use stderr for the prompt output, not 


16.03.2012 23:13, Alvaro Herrera пишет:
> Excerpts from exclusion's message of sáb mar 03 15:44:37 -0300 2012:
>> I'm using postgresSQL in Windows with Russian locale and get unreadable
>> messages when the postgres utilities prompting me for input.
>> Please look at the screenshot:
>> (The psql writes the unreadable message prompting for the password.)
>> But at the same time the following message (WARINING) displayed right.
>> I believe it's related to setlocale and the difference between OEM and ANSI
>> encoding, which we had in Windows with the Russian locale.
>> The startup code of psql sets locale with the call setlocale(LC_ALL, "") and
>> MSDN documentation says that the call:
>> Sets the locale to the default, which is the user-default ANSI code page
>> obtained from the operating system.
>> After the call all the strings printed with the printf(stdout) will go
>> through  the ANSI->OEM conversion.
>> But in the simple_prompt function strings written to con, and such writes go
>> without conversion.
> Were you able to come up with some way to make this work?

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