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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Jul 21 20:09:29 CEST 2009

On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> 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)

Later, 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.

Since firebird comes with 'legacy gds32.dll' install option, IBX or the interbase 
driver should work fine. The API hasn't changed in years.

> 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. :)

Always has :-)


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