OT: Problems with Inserting Odd Characters into PostGreSQL

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Dec 14 18:37:22 EST 2010


That whole affair at the Tower of Babel really threw a wrench into the works didn't it? We should all just go back to using the original language: English! HAH HAH!

Bob


On Dec 14, 2010, at 1:40 PM, Web Admin Himalayan Academy wrote:

> On 12/14/10 2:30 AM, Trevor DeVore wrote:
>> Personally I configure PostgreSQL to use UTF-8. I then encode any strings I
>> insert and decode any strings I get out.
>> 
> I checked on our server and I have all the databases set for UTF-8...
> 
> I'll try some tests... using uniEncode.
> 
> I presume this needs to be done for all strings. What I don't understand is what happens when you decode the data on the way out and pass it to, e.g.
> 
> <p> [some decoded string, with a smart quote or mDash or German umlaut]</p>
> 
> what will happen. But that's not a Live Code issue.  if the encoding for the page is UTF-8 also, then maybe you don't have to decode at all?
> 
> We will see, but this is a live web app and I'm nervous about breaking it. ( I know.. "don't you have a test environment?" ... no I don't...)
> 
> Sivakatirswami
> 
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