> My guess is that your PHP is not setup to handle UTF8, and is really > sending something else. UTF8 is the default client encoding because that > is the encoding of the database. It does not mean that PHP has set the > right one. Before running your test, try executing this: "SET > client_encoding TO LATIN1;" and see if that fixes it.
I already did this and all encoding settings are right, but I figured out something more. 1) Using pg_query for fetching UTF8 data from database is working properly. Of course when I try to output it direclty then I get something like that as output "lacarriÃ¨re" - but when I use utf8_decode() on the UTF8-bytes I get it the right way "lacarrière". 2) I found another PHP application which is able to insert UTF8 data properly, phpPgAdmin, but it seems that it uses the ADODB-Layers for executing SQL-statements. Well, the fact that phpPgAdmin runs on the same machine handling properly UTF8 data means that my PHP is well configurated handling UTF8. 3) When I add to my DB-Class utf8_encode() on the querystring I send to the database, it works properly, the insert is fine, so that's a temporary solution for my first problem. 4) When I get data from database I usually would have to do a utf8_decode on EVERY string which is fetched from database. So my solution is now, to handle all strings comming UTF8 from database as they are comming with UTF8-bytes, and really only then when I need to decode them I decode them for further use. Problem: -------- Just declaring the string 'lacarrière' 10 millions times takes 5 seconds, when doing a utf8_encode() on it takes 13 seconds. So it needs 2-3 times more ressources when using always a utf8_encode() on a string, also when the string does not include special characters. And this ressources are also wasted when the strings don't need to be utf8-encoded. Workaround: ----------- To don't waste ressources you have to do a utf8_encode only when you "guess" that there might be special characters - have fun with that, but it's the only way I see to work properly with that special characters in combination with postgres. -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php