Subject How to determine the true charset of database content?
Author skoczian

I think I may have put data with the wrong character set into a
database table. No problem, because the database is for testing
things anyway, but how can I see what really is in there? Doesn't
each client transliterate the data? Even with connection charset
NONE, what about the terminal itself?

Firebird on Gentoo Linux

Besides ISQL I could use FlameRobin 0.8.6 or Python with kinterbasdb

System charset is UTF8, database default charset is ISO8859_1, the
problem column is using this.

Thank you,