On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 11:27:50AM +0900, Tatsuo Ishii wrote: > SELECT * FROM japanese_table ORDER BY convert(japanese_text using > utf8_to_euc_jp); > > Without using convert(), he will get random order of data. This is > because Kanji characters are in random order in UTF-8, while Kanji > characters are reasonably ordered in EUC_JP.
The usual way to approach this is to make convert return bytea instead of text. Then your problems vanish. Bytea can still be sorted, but it won't be treated as a text string and thus does not need to conform to the requirements of a text string. Languages like perl distinguish between "encode" which is text->bytea and "decode" which is bytea->text. We've got "convert" for oth and that causes problems. Have a nice day, -- Martijn van Oosterhout <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://svana.org/kleptog/ > From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to > litigate.
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