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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Jul 21 19:30:37 CEST 2009

On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, Joost van der Sluis wrote:

> Op dinsdag 21-07-2009 om 17:23 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Michael Van
> Canneyt:
>>> 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.
>> IBX will present problems; I had problems with field sizes when using IBX and
>> Delphi 7 and firebird 2.1, which seems to use UTF-8 for metadata.
>> It might be interesting to see how they solved the problem in later Delphis.
> Delphi doesn't support Firebird at all for now.

It depends what you mean with Support. I use D7, IBX with about 1000 Firebird
databases since 6 years without any problems.

So 'support' is relative :-)


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