[freetds] About the Unicode support in the FreeTDS ODBC Driver
James K. Lowden
jklowden at schemamania.org
Tue May 18 21:05:14 EDT 2004
On Tue, 18 May 2004, "ou liu" <ou at qbt.com> wrote:
> Does the FreeTDS ODBC Driver support the UNICODE?
Unicode is a set of standards. FreeTDS supports UTF-8 as a client
encoding, but not UCS-2.
If by "the UNICODE" you mean 16-bit Unicode such as is used by Win32 and
Mac OS X, no, the FreeTDS ODBC driver won't support that. It probably
could, but there isn't much demand.
> Or I could use the SQL_C_CHAR to bind and later translate
> data in buffer into UNICODE by myself?
If you are using a Microsoft server, you can store your data as
nchar/nvarchar/ntext. You may then be able to use a binary binding,
causing FreeTDS to pass you the bits without interpretation.
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