Subject RE: [firebird-support] What character set will be the best ??
Author Richard Drent
Í tryed the connection character set but still no succes....

So I have @ the connection iso8859_1 and at the field I have also VARCHAR
with iso8859_1 and collate iso8859_1

Other suggestions??


Richard Drent


At January 12, 2004, 15:40, Richard Drent wrote:

> Hi Girls and Guys

> I need to have a correct character set for a name field.... So that al the
> French names with "èàòùéáóú'ëöüêôû etc etc ..." will be accepted..

> At the moment I used ISO8859_1 Collate ISO8859_1,.. but they don't acceped
> them....

> May be a stupid question,... but I'm very very new with firebird.... but I
> like it a lot....

Are you specifying ISO8859_1 for the "connection" character set? By
default it is NONE, and you need to at least specify the same one as
the database.

I use ISO8859_1 for french names and don't have any problems.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior System Engineer
ACCRA Group Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (

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