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Re: upper and UTF-8

From: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Benjamin Krajmalnik <kraj(at)servoyant(dot)com>, pgsql-admin <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: upper and UTF-8
Date: 2010-07-27 03:12:08
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On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 8:09 PM, Alvaro Herrera
<alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
> Excerpts from Benjamin Krajmalnik's message of lun jul 26 17:03:54 -0400 2010:
>> I just used the upper(text) function on a database which is utf8 encoded
>> and which has spanish text.
>> All of the regular characters were properly converted, except for
>> characters which had accents.
> FWIW it works fine for me:
> alvherre=# show lc_collate ;
>  lc_collate
> ------------
>  es_CL.utf8
> (1 fila)
> alvherre=# select upper('benjamín');
>  upper
> ----------
> (1 fila)
> I suspect that the problem is an incorrect client_encoding setting.

Yeah, OP had set lc_collate to C under the mistaken impression that
collation controlled the character sets you could insert into the
database.  If you create a db with lc_collate='C' then the upper only
works on basic ascii characters near as I can tell.

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