[Haskell-cafe] Takusen: *** Exception: readUTF8Char: illegal UTF-8 character 252

Alistair Bayley alistair at abayley.org
Wed Sep 9 01:06:24 EDT 2009

Hello Günther,

It looks like Access is not using UTF8 as its text encoding. I have
Access at work, so I can look into this at some point.

The ODBC code assumes the encoding is always UTF8. For some drivers
(e.g. PostgreSQL) you must configure the ODBC driver correctly to
provide UTF8.

Does Takusen work with Access for US7ASCII text? If not, this would
suggest that Access is using UTF16 (which is common on Windows).


2009/9/8 Günther Schmidt <gue.schmidt at web.de>:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to use Takusen ODBC on Windows.
> I'm using a German WinXP Pro and try to connect to an MS Access database. As
> soon as I try to do some inserts the above mentioned exception shows up.
> Does anyone know a work around for this?
> Günther
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