[freetds] About the Unicode support in the FreeTDS ODBC Driver

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Wed May 19 11:39:21 EDT 2004


> From: freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Daniel Fazekas
> Sent: May 19, 2004 10:06 AM
> On May 19, 2004, at 15:00, James K. Lowden wrote:
> 
> > If you were using Windows or OS X for Chinese, you might 
> find it more
> > convenient.   Those systems use UCS-2 natively, and have no built-in
> > support for UTF-8.
> 
> I'm curious where you got this information about Mac OS X 
> using UCS-2. 

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/CoreFoundation/Conceptual/CFStrings/Concepts/UnicodeBasis.html

I don't own a Mac, yet.  Mark Lilback mentioned that Macs rely on UCS-2 (or UTF-16?), and that they don't include an iconv library.  I hadn't heard about native UTF-8 support.  

--jkl












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