[fpc-pascal] request for help: connecting to WIN1251 (ANSI) codepaged DB (FB1.0.3) in Lazarus

Joost van der Sluis joost at cnoc.nl
Mon Apr 26 12:54:03 CEST 2010

On Thu, 2010-04-01 at 20:19 +0700, 62mkv wrote:

>   when trying to connect to FB 1.0.3 server, to database that was
>   created using WIN1251 (Windows Ansi Cyrillic) CHARSET, via SqlDB
>   TIBConnection component, all Lazarus visual components display ASCII
>   (32-127) characters OK, but all Cyrillic characters are displayed as
>   ????
>   I cannot convert DB (anyway, FB 1.0.3 doesn't
>   support UTF8) or switch to using another FB.
>   I've made requests on several FreePascal\Lazarus forums, all states
>   that I need either to migrate to migrate to more recent version of
>   FB (most popular advice, which I cannot follow) or "patch" SqlDB
>   components so that they should make on-the-fly AnsiToUTF8 and vice versa conversion

Why didn't you try that? It's a proper solution.

>   Please tell me, is it the only way, and if yes, than how to do it,
>   more exactly, cause I'm a terribly new to Lazarus

You can try to set the character-set of the FB-client when you connect.
And you can be new to Lazarus, but this has nothing to do with Lazarus
or fpc. It's a FB issue, or more general, a conversion to UTF issue.


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