> Bug reference: 1775
> Logged by: Marcus Raphelt
> Email address: marcus(at)raphelt(dot)de
> PostgreSQL version: latest
> Operating system: WinXP (dev), Win2000 (server)
> Description: UTF8 to ISO does not convert the german "sharp s"
> I currently have a iso_8859_1 app and included the opengeodb
> tables to have a set of german cities and zipcodes.
> I downloaded this dump:
> They offer a Postgresql dump that can be imported without
> hassle, but is in UTF8. I did several attempts using
> convert() to convert the city names to iso. It works, and it
> also works fine on german umlauts (Ã¤Ã¶Ã¼), but it seems like
> convert() does NOT convert the german "ÃŸ" / sharp s / ß...
PostgreSQL 8.0 does not support UTF8 on Win32. You will need to convert the file before you load it into the database - look at for example the GNU iconv program to do this.
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