[postgis-users] re: shp2sql and UTF8 question on Windows

Markus Schaber schabi at logix-tt.com
Thu Jan 26 02:00:29 PST 2006

Hi, Strk,

strk at refractions.net wrote:
>>[-e option]
> I wouldn't add too many possible configurations.
> If you want locale support just install iconv and that'd enable it.

That doesn't work for users of prepackaged binaries, e. G. the current
win32 build. And AFAIR the current debian packages from Alex build
without ICONV, too.

> If autoconf is not that smart in finding it we should fix it.

That's correct. Maybe we should issue clear warnings when iconf is not

> What does postgresql uses for locales, btw ?

I tend to believe that they use their own implementation, as I cannot
see any iconv dependency, and the release notes on
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/static/release-8-1.html mentioned
some added encodings and conversions, as well as "added support
four-byte UTF8 characters" where they only supported 1-3 bytes before.


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