On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Stephan Szabo wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > I'm new to the list, so don't flame at the first date ;).
> >
> > I usually use PostgreSQL for multiple languages, so I needed to
> > set locale per connection, or can change the locale on the fly.
> > I don't know if there is any such ability integrated in or not,
> > so I have wrote my 10lines function as a wrapper around
> > setlocale, that is attached.  So what I do is just a simple
> > "SELECT locale('LC_COLLATE', 'fa_IR');" at connection time. Let
> > me know if there is any standard way already implemented.
> Hmm, I'd think there'd be some potential for danger there.  I don't play
> with the locale stuff, but if the collation changes and you've got indexed
> text (varchar, char) fields, wouldn't the index no longer necessarily be
> in the correct order?

I read in the FAQ that indexes for text fields is used just if 
default C locale is used during initdb, well, humm, is not the 
case on most distros.  BTW, such a function is really needed to 
make Unicode collation algorithms effective.  I may be able to 
convince my provider to define the function, but I can't convince 
him to start the backend with my desired locale!

Behdad Esfahbod         11 Tir 1382, 2003 Jul 2 
http://behdad.org/      [Finger for Geek Code]

If you do a job too well, you'll get stuck with it.

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