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Re: Hebrew support

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Dannyl(at)barak(dot)net(dot)il" <dannyl(at)barak(dot)net(dot)il>
Subject: Re: Hebrew support
Date: 2002-02-19 09:16:38
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean-Michel POURE [mailto:jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr] 
> Sent: 19 February 2002 09:07
> To: Dave Page; pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org; Dannyl(at)barak(dot)net(dot)il
> Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org; pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgadmin-hackers] Hebrew support
> > Jean-Michel.. if you are reading, have you had any more thoughts on 
> > this? If we knock up a test app, can you test on any of you 
> machines? 
> > We could at least then allow the pgAdmin user to select the 
> font, and 
> > have them download a suitable one if required.
> Dear Dave,
> It is not a problem of fonts:
> - Some VB controls support UCS-2 unicode and others do not.
> - PostgreSQL odbc driver does not support UCS-2 yet.
> UCS-2 has been added to the odbc to do list. 
> * > Unicode(UCS-2) 
> support
> So, even if odbc supported UCS-2 Unicode, I am not sure 
> pgAdmin2 would be able to display Hebrew data because of VB 
> limitations.
> The only really UCS-2 compatible $W product seems to be Access2K.
> A solution would be to use Windows Hebrew encoding 
> server-side in PotsgreSQL. 
> I don't know if is workable.

Yeah, but as Danny says he can display Hebrew from PostgreSQL in MS Excel,
surely that proves that it's not all the ODBC driver?

My other thought was regarding the ODBC driver though - currently we ship
the non-multibyte one with pgAdmin (and that's what I package for the ODBC
site) - would it help or hinder us if we shipped the Multibyte version (I'm
really in the dark here so I'm relying on your expertise :-) ).

Cheers, Dave.


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