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

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg at opensoft.homeip.net
Tue Jul 21 19:35:58 CEST 2009

Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> 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.

I think what Joost is saying is that since D7, IBX has been dropped (I think) and dbExpress is the replacement. By default there is no driver for Firebird with dbExpress, but you can purchase 3rd party drivers for dbExpress+firebird.

CodeGear is _considering_ (not final yet) adding Firebird support in post-D2009 releases due to popular demand.

> So 'support' is relative :-)

That statement still holds true. :)

 - Graeme -

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