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Re: Character sets

From: Ruth Gramolini <rgramolini_at_tax.state.vt.us>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 07:52:31 -0500
Message-Id: <10711.124686@fatcity.com>


The character set you need is a superset of the one you have so all you have to do is change the characterset. You can look at Metalink article 66320.1 or I can forward an email I received from Oracle Support on this subject if you would like.

The only problem is that you have to shutdown the db, open it in mount state, restrict it and then open it and change the characterset. If you are 24/7 there is no problem.

HTH,
Ruth
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From: "lerobe - Lee Robertson" <LEROBE_at_acxiom.co.uk> To: "Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L" <ORACLE-L_at_fatcity.com> Sent: Friday, December 15, 2000 3:41 AM
Subject: Character sets

All,

I have been made aware of a problem at our site.

Apparently we have a DB that was historically created with the wrong character set. It should be WE8ISO8859P1 but has been set at US7ASCII. The DB needs to be able to support German characters (such as , , ). Please tell me there is a way around this other than recreating the entire database
(it is a fairly large DB).

TIA Lee Robertson
Acxiom
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