Karthikeyan Sundaram wrote:
I am new to postgres. I asked a question regarding multibyte
display. I got only one response.
Hence, I am re-iterating the question again to a larger audience.
We are using 8.2 release of postgres. Recently we converted our
database to multibyte on our dev machine. we want to test the following.
1) How will I insert multibyte from our php? Do we need to use any
2) I am using psql command line to get the data into a flat file and
push to our data warehouse
We use IBM redbrick warehouse.
3) If I have multibyte, I know the output from the psql will scatter
to many lines. How can we avoid that. What is the sql command ? I need
1 record per row to supply to our warehouse.
Can somebody help me?
Those are the two pages that will give you more information about your
needs. But these aren't the only factors when sending data collected
via php to postgres. There's also your webserver and the user's browser
to account for, both of which handle data according to the defaults of
My solution to this problem was to standardize on UTF-8 and then use
mbstring and iconv to convert everything to UTF-8. It's still not
perfect as there are still characters that aren't converted properly.
But by and large, it's extremely rare considering the amount of data
we're dealing with.
We also chose to use PHP to pull the data out of db and write to file.
By doing this, we were able to make sure the data was encoded correctly.