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From "Emmanuel Venisse" <emmanuel.veni...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: UTF-8?
Date Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:10:19 GMT
You can set the charset on the jdbc URL

http://jdbc.postgresql.org/doc.html
http://jdbc.postgresql.org/documentation/80/connect.html

Emmanuel

On Jan 24, 2008 9:32 AM, Bjørn T Johansen <btj@asp-as.no> wrote:

> I have alwasy used latin-1 or iso-8859-1 and tried switching to utf-8
> several times but I always end up switching
> back to iso-8859-1, it's the only thing that works 100%; it's always
> something that doesn't work as expected when
> using utf-8...
>
> And as I said, I tried using utf-8 as encoding for the database but that
> didn't work (but I did not change my
> locale....)
>
> But isn't there a config setting somewhere in continuum I can change to
> make it work with iso-8859-1?
>
>
> BTJ
>
> On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:22:40 +0100
> Petter Måhlén <petter.mahlen@jadestone.se> wrote:
>
> > Yes - character encodings are always a nightmare. I'd say the by far
> best
> > solution (if at all possible) is to change your database configuration
> and
> > use UTF-8 throughout. Latin-1 is a bad idea, even if you're only
> planning to
> > support Norwegian in your application. I've lost count of the number of
> > hours I've spent chasing down character encodings-related problems in
> > different applications, but I've learned to always go for UTF-8
> everywhere
> > if I can.
> >
> > / Petter
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Bjørn T Johansen [mailto:btj@havleik.no]
> > > Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 9:04 AM
> > > To: continuum-users@maven.apache.org
> > > Subject: Re: UTF-8?
> > >
> > > On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 11:20:18 +0100
> > > Bjørn T Johansen <btj@asp-as.no> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I am trying to use PostgresSQL as our database but I have a problem
> > > with character encoding. I am using ISO-8859-1
> > > > as my encoding but it seems like Continuum insist on using UTF-8,
> how
> > > can I switch to ISO-8859-1?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > BTJ
> > > >
> > > >
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > --------------------------
> > > > Someone wrote:
> > > > "I understand that if you play a Windows CD backwards you hear
> > > strange Satanic messages"
> > > > To which someone replied:
> > > > "It's even worse than that; play it forwards and it installs
> Windows"
> > > >
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > --------------------------
> > >
> > > No one knows how to get around this? We are running with ISO-8859-1 as
> > > locale and creates the pgsql db with encoding=latin1...
> > > When I use norwegian letters, it complains that continuum can't
> convert
> > > my Norwegain character and throws an exception...
> > > If I create the db as UTF-8 or use the included Derby database, I no
> > > longer get an error but I only get question marks back from
> > > the db for the Norwegian letters.
> > >
> > > Can this really be so hard??
> > >
> > >
> > > BTJ
> >
> >
>

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