I have some trouble with encoding in my database. It seems when I insert text the compound unicode character (ae) is converted to the two letters a and e by postgresql.

My database has utf8 encoding. I am accessing the database via .NET which uses utf16 encoded strings, but I cannot set Utf16 as client_encoding because postgres then tells me it is not supported.
I already tried Latin1 and Utf8 but the same error occures .