Subject FB and Unicode
Author Hussain KH

I have developed a database of books (Bibliographic db) using MS Access in
Malayalam (My mother tongue, an Indic language). Since Malaylam is embedded
in Widows XP (SP2) all MS Office programs are capable of handling Malayalam
OTF fonts. The Book database in Access is functioning well with Malayalam

Then I heard about the Firebird, downloaded and installed it successfully.
Using IBeasy+ I designed a test database with two fields (Author and Title)
which are Character and Unicode_FSS.

Data entry using English language is OK and records are created. But when
I'm attempting to enter the data after switching over to Malayalam only
?????? are entered instead of Malayalam script.

I'm using windows XP with Service Pack2. I have installed Firebird

Is Firebird Unicode Compliant? What should I do to configure my database in
order to enter and later process data using Malayalam (or any other Indic


Hussain KH

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