Subject Re: [firebird-support] isql and umlaut on linux
Author F. Schlottmann-Goedde
schimmi62 wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm using Firebird version on Linux SuSE 9.2. I've a
> database with the default character set ISO8859_1 and SQL dialect 3
> When I start up isql on the linux machine I set first
>> SET NAMES ISO8859_1;
> then i connect to the database.
>> connect 'blabla' .....
> Then I want to insert a new record with an umlaut. But it doesnt
> work. If I press an umlaut nothing happens, no character is seen in
> the isql console. On the linux textconsole I can use öäå without
> problem.
> Anyone knows what I am doing wrong or if I'm missing something? Do I
> have to set a special environment variable like LC_TYPE or something
> like this?

AFAIK this is a bug in the editline library used by isql. The only
workaround I found so far was using an isql that was not editline-enabled.


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