I had installed PostgreSQL 9.2 earlier and it always installed with the encoding being WIN1252 (the default database was WIN1252). I then some time ago reinstalled it with the encoding being UTF8 (I dont exactly remember what I did). I am now trying to re-install postgresql again but re-installing it with the encoding set to WIN1252. I am installing postgresql 9.2.2 from the installer executable and using an options file. I am setting the locale to "English, United States" and the installer-language to "en". Are these the wrong values I should be using? Is there some internal variable I must of set to UTF8 that postgresql is reading to know to use UTF8? I dont see any reference to UTF8 anywhere when I install postgresql. After I install postgres, it shows my database is UTF8 and the 'client_encoding' variable is set to WIN1252.