[fpc-devel] TField.AsString and Databases with UTF-8 charset

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg at opensoft.homeip.net
Tue Jul 21 16:53:04 CEST 2009

Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> Which means firebird reports 8 to your application.

So does this issue only occur on my system and not on others? Do you 
uses charset=UTF8 in your databases, and Firebird reports the correct 
size for Char() fields?

I'll put together a small test case and sample Firebird database so I 
can rule out tiOPF as a possible cause. I'll also double check using 
different database components. I have SqlDB, FBLib and IBX (from Delphi 
7) available here.

I'll see if I can put together a C-source example as well, which talks 
directly to the firebird library. Hell, I can't even remember when last 
I wrote a C program - hopefully the included Firebird examples will 
help. :-(

If all goes well, can narrow down the search. I would be nice to know if 
this issue is only on my system though. Could anybody else test this?

   - Graeme -

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