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Posted on 2009-05-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I have an 3.5 app using a postgresql database with sql_ascii encoding.  How do I configure my app to show strings with accentuation from DB?

After searching for a solution, I found that the encoding used by postgresql is always unicode (connection string = Server={0}; Port={1}; database={2}; Userid={3}; password={4}; Pooling=false; Timeout=20; Encoding=UNICODE",). If you use ASCII, it's ignored.

At the head section of my aspx page, I tried using
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

I inserted
    <globalization requestEncoding="iso-8859-1" responseEncoding="iso-8859-1" culture="pt-BR"/>
at my web.config file. I also tried
    <globalization requestEncoding="utf-8" responseEncoding="utf-8" culture="pt-BR"/>

None of this solved my problem. the accentuated character are shown as square characters.
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ID: 24403294
And what is symbol under square character?
Do you use custom font without sheriff / sans sheriff fallback?
Does this show up correctly : ?

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The characters shown as square (as big as lowercase characters) are those accentuated characters, at, at the line (3rd) that starts with "In addition, the following characters with diacritics are used " ...
The font used by my website is tahoma.
 >> Does this show up correctly : ?
I'm not sure if I understood your question correcty, but if you want to know if the characters of that page shows up correctly, the answer is yes.
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You have to install support for your region from windows to get characters displayed correctly in all fonts.
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Author Comment

ID: 24411964
And how do I do that?
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Expert Comment

ID: 24412004
CYou can have look at page source in your browser - do you get correct characters and encodings from server. Sometimes it is wrong server encoding header you never paid attention to.

Author Comment

ID: 24413009
I clicked View >> Source Code. The HTML shows the squares, too.
Firefox has the "iso-8859-1" as an option for encoding option (View >> Encoding) . But even selecting this option the right characters aren't shown. (though the square character is changed by other strange one).
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So ASPnet gives squares.

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jeovaalmeida earned 0 total points
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I found a solution: using the built in postgre database function
convert(fiedlName using windows_1250_to_utf8)

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