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From: Felix Obermaier <obe(at)IVV-AACHEN(dot)DE>
To: "'pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: character encoding problem
Date: 2010-05-20 12:41:19
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Hello list,

I received a dataset which has a wrong character encoding. It claims to be WIN1252, but it is not, since the german 'umlaute' are not shown right, e.g. 'ü' is \203\201 if i transform it to a byte array.

- the server has 8.4.4, 
- the database has 'UTF8' encoding and the locales are set to 'German_Germany.1252'

What do I proceed to correct the german 'umlaute'?

Thanks in advance

Felix Obermaier

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