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Re: Differences in UTF8 between 8.0 and 8.1

From: Andrew - Supernews <andrew+nonews(at)supernews(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Differences in UTF8 between 8.0 and 8.1
Date: 2005-10-27 11:56:02
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On 2005-10-27, Paul Lindner <lindner(at)inuus(dot)com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 05:07:40AM -0000, Andrew - Supernews wrote:
>> I'm inclined to suspect that the whole sequence c1 f9 d4 c2 d0 c7 d2 b9
>> was never actually a valid utf-8 string, and that the d2 b9 is only valid
>> by coincidence (it's a Cyrillic letter from Azerbaijani).  I know the 8.0
>> utf-8 check was broken, but I didn't realize it was quite so bad.
> Looking at the data it appears that it is a sequence of latin1
> characters.  They all have the eighth bit set and all seem to pass the
> check.

In latin1 it comes out as total gibberish, so I think you'll find it is
actually in something else. Some googling suggests it is most likely in a
Chinese double-byte charset (GB2312).

Andrew, Supernews - individual and corporate NNTP services

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