Posgresql: UTF-8/UNICODE DB

Hello,

I'm trying to create  a postgres database on a FreeBSD 6.2 machine like this:
createdb  -E utf-8 -U pguser -p 5432 -h localhost mydb

Open in new window


When I list the databses with "psql -l", I see:
       List of databases
    Name    | Owner | Encoding  
------------+-------+-----------
 mydb    | pguser  | UNICODE

Open in new window


Why "UNICODE" and not UTF-8?

Thanks!
alpha-lemmingAsked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
MrNedConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It's actually the same thing (UTF-8 is 8-bit Unicode). Haven't personally seen it do that, but never tried it on FreeBSD.

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/static/multibyte.html#MULTIBYTE-CHARSET-SUPPORTED
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.