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by Jiří {x2} Činčura

Using national character sets with .NET Core (and FirebirdClient)

5 Oct 2017 1 mins .NET Core, .NET Standard, Firebird

If you want to use any national characters set (i.e. windows-1250) on .NET Core, thus also with FirebirdClient, you need to do some extra steps.

First you need to install System.Text.Encoding.CodePages package, but that’s not enough. You then need to call Encoding.RegisterProvider(CodePagesEncodingProvider.Instance); before you plan to use new encodings. In case of FirebirdClient before using i.e. FbConnection (or related classes).

Without this your selection is limited (UTF-8, US-ASCII, UTF-16[BE] to name a few).

Profile Picture Jiří Činčura is .NET, C# and Firebird expert. He focuses on data and business layers, language constructs, parallelism, databases and performance. For almost two decades he contributes to open-source, i.e. FirebirdClient. He works as a senior software engineer for Microsoft. Frequent speaker and blogger at