Subject Cannot transliterate character between character sets
Author dthomas_ch
Following scenario:

WebService (C#) using the Firebird .NET Provider to query a Firebird
database. The default character set of the database is "ISO8859_1". I
am using following ConnectionString:


I am getting the "Cannot transliterate character between character
sets" with queries like this one:

"update anlaesse set kunde = 'รถ' where anlassid = 1"

I tried to find some help on this, but all I found was this link:,1410,29891,00.html - it says I
should have the same character set on the client as used by the
database. I assume the connection string sets the character set for
the client?!