I wrote:
> ...real problem is that gettext() has not been told the correct character
> set to convert messages to.

> ISTM we've seen this issue before and Peter had an idea how to fix it,
> but I forget the details.  Peter?

A little bit of digging in the list archives located
in which Peter opines

: - lc_collate and lc_ctype need to be held fixed in the entire cluster.
: - Gettext relies on iconv character set conversion, which relies on
:   lc_ctype, which leads to a complete screw-up in the server because of
:   the previous item.

which seems to fit with my observation: the message texts are being
converted to the cluster's original encoding rather than the encoding
that's active in the current database.

This does not look real easy to fix.  Who's up for reimplementing 
gettext and a few other pieces from scratch?

There is a separate line of thought here, which is that we are unlikely
ever to get this completely perfect, and so it'd be good if errors
during error processing didn't lead to recursion and PANIC.  I don't
have an idea how to solve that one either.

                        regards, tom lane

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