- Table of Contents
- 23.1. Locale Support
- 23.2. Collation Support
- 23.3. Character Set Support
- 23.3.1. Supported Character Sets
- 23.3.2. Setting the Character Set
- 23.3.3. Automatic Character Set Conversion Between Server and Client
- 23.3.4. Further Reading
This chapter describes the available localization features from the point of view of the administrator. PostgreSQL supports two localization facilities:
Using the locale features of the operating system to provide locale-specific collation order, number formatting, translated messages, and other aspects. This is covered in Section 23.1 and Section 23.2.
Providing a number of different character sets to support storing text in all kinds of languages, and providing character set translation between client and server. This is covered in Section 23.3.