[Lazarus] Losing data when saving Database fileds with "Size" defined and UTF8 chars

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 09:57:06 CEST 2013

On 15-7-2013 18:43, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> Reinier Olislagers schrieb:
>> On 14-7-2013 8:00, Daniel Simoes de Ameida wrote:
>> Workaround: make your field size as large as the maximum number of UTF8
>> bytes you expect.
> Another workaround: use the appropriate codepage for storing strings in
> the database, so that all characters are single bytes. With the new
> (encoded) AnsiStrings this should be quite easy (automatic conversion).

Wouldn't you run into trouble if you want to use a character outside the
codepage? Presumably OP has enabled UTF8 on the db instead of some other
codepage on purpose.

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