Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:15 PM, Craig Ringer <> wrote:
>> Anybody who actually uses SHIFT_JIS as an operational encoding, rather
>> than as an input/output encoding, is into pain and suffering. Personally
>> I'd be quite happy to see it supported as client_encoding, but forbidden
>> as a server-side encoding. That's not the case right now - so since we
>> support it, we'd better guard against its quirks.

> I think that *is* the case right now.

SHIFT_JIS is not and never will be allowed as a server encoding,
precisely because it has multi-byte characters of which some bytes could
be taken for ASCII.  The same is true of our other client-only encodings.

                        regards, tom lane

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