[freetds] Moving from protocol TDS 4.2 to 7.0 -> French char acters problem

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Fri Apr 4 10:43:55 EST 2003

> From: Philippe PAULEAU [mailto:ppauleau at cartesis.com]
> Sent: April 4, 2003 9:18 AM
> i checked with my DBA about the charset defined on the 
> database server.
> It was CP850, so i set client charset to CP850 in freetds.conf
> and now i can use protocol 7.0 successfully.

Good to hear.  

> So the most important is to reflect the same charset as the one
> on the DB server.

Your DBA may have good reason to use Code Page 850.  It is, for instance,
what MS-DOS used.  (I hope we can use the past tense with MS-DOS?)  In
general, however, it would be much better in a modern heterogeneous
environment to use CP 1252, which is much nearer ISO-8859-1.  Still, no Euro
symbol, either way.  

Thanks for the feedback, Philippe.  Have a good weekend.  


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