[freetds] FreeTDS and UTF-8 support
James K. Lowden
jklowden at freetds.org
Wed Jul 23 13:59:54 EDT 2008
Sebastien FLAESCH wrote:
> > I see no reason support multibyte characters. I have no problem
> > converting to UCS-2, UTF-8, etc. But I see no value in using
> > pre-iconv functions or supporting weird encodings. Unicode is making
> > them obsolete.
> So the idea is to make FreeTDS support multi-byte characters sets, even
> if it's just UTF-8:
We agree; we're just tripping over terminology. By "multibyte characters"
I meant pre-Unicode encodings, such as input to mbtowc(3). I'm happy to
UTF-8 basically works now. The only exception I know of is parameter
buffers in db-lib. Frediano is working on (I guess) UTF-16.
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