Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Dave Page wrote:
>> setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "English_United Kingdom.65001")
>> will return null (and not change anything) because it doesn't like
>> the combination of the locale and that encoding (UTF-8).
> The reason that that call fails is probably that the operating system 
> does not provide such a locale.  

It doesn't - UTF-8/65001 is a pseudo codepage on Windows with no NLS
file defining collation rules etc. as we already discussed.

> But that's not what we are interested 
> in.  We are interested in compatibility between *existing* operating 
> system locales and *PostgreSQL* encoding names.


Let me put my question another way.

Latin1 is a perfectly valid encoding for my locale English_United
Kingdom. It is accepted by setlocale for LC_ALL.

Why does initdb reject it? Why does it insist the encoding is not valid
for the locale?


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