Peter Eisentraut wrote:

>   c) Problem:  8bit characters were displayed/interpreted wrong in psql
>                This is due to the fact that the Win32 "console" uses a
>                different encoding than the rest of the Windows system
>      Solution: Introduced a new psql variable WIN32_CONSOLE
>                When set with "\set WIN32_console", the function OemToChar()

> Bruce Momjian writes:
> > Is this a valid feature?  Should I document it?
> Maybe it's a valid feature, but the implementation is not valid.
> Other applications also make use of the print routines (e.g., createlang),
> and they cannot interactively set variables.  So I repeat: the print
> routines may not access the psql settings.
> I think we ought to detect the console type automatically anyway.
> Certainly we don't want people to have to set this variables all the time.

Agreed.  Automatic is ideal.  Any ideas out there?

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