Subject Re: [firebird-support] running Firebird without fbintl
Author Mark Rotteveel
On 2018-07-06 02:07, Hamish Moffatt hamish@...
[firebird-support] wrote:
> On 05/07/18 21:06, Mark Rotteveel mark@...
> [firebird-support] wrote:
>> On 5-7-2018 09:28, Hamish Moffatt hamish@...
>> [firebird-support] wrote:
>>> So, what is the impact of removing fbintl? What functionality do I
>> lose?
>> You lose almost all character set support, including UTF-8.
> Right. Meaning ORDER BY character fields as well as functions like
> substring(), char_length()?
> In the absence of fbintl does Firebird interpret those fields just as
> pure ASCII/Latin1 then?

No, you'll receive an error that the character set has not been found.
Falling back to another character set would be a great way to get
logical or even physical corruption of data.