Subject Re: [firebird-support] UTF8 in firebird ?
Author Milan Babuskov
Vander Clock Stephane wrote:
> let speak first about the utf8
> UTF8 it's just a way to encode special character like è à etc ..
> for this utf8 will use combination of char upper than ascii #127
> In this way, and it's not the less, UTF8 stay compatible with all
> software that work with 8 bit string. thank to this we can use
> a firebird database defined as iso8859_1 to store UTF8

That is not true.

Some characters have different code points, for example British Pound
symbol, Japanese Yen symbol, Copyright (c) symbol, etc.

UTF8 is 100% compatible with ASCII, which is not the same as iso8859_1.

Milan Babuskov

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