Subject Re: [ib-support] German Umlauts in user names
Author Paul Schmidt
On 12 Jul 2002 at 13:22, Christian Gütter wrote:

> Hi,
> just a small question:
> Why can't I create a user in ISC4.GDB whose name
> contains German umlauts ("äüö")?
> I always get the following error:
> arithmetic exception, numeric overflow or string truncation
> Cannot transliterate between character sets.
> I think this should at least work with the columns
> FIRST_NAME and LAST_NAME. They are defined as
> CHARSET UNICODE_FSS which AFAIU supports German
> umlauts.

Try this:

Put double quotes around the username and see if that helps, I think it's the API
function to create a new user that has problems with unusual characters in a
username. The umlauted characters are standard ASCII characters (at least in the
PC world) so even without UNICODE they should still work.

Paul Schmidt, President
Tricat Technologies