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From Eric Emminger <e...@ericemminger.com>
Subject Re: What is the difference between varchar and bytea
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2003 14:37:13 GMT

> I have a character encoding problem in my turbine application. If I send 
> iso-8859-2 character coded text to varchar field it is working good.
> But when I send same character stream to bytea field it is working wrong, 
> because there are ? in special characters.
> I use postgresql 7.3 in debian 3.0 unstable.
> Jvm is 1.3.0
> Turbine is 2.2 with torque3.0
> what do I do wrong?

As far as I know, bytea is a data type specific to PostgreSQL. I think 
you'll find the answer in the docs for postgres.


"A binary string is a sequence of octets that does not have either a 
character set or collation associated with it. Bytea  specifically 
allows storing octets of zero value and other "non-printable" octets."


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