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RE: Strange problem with charactersets

From: Szecsy Tamas <tszecsy_at_GEOMETRIA.hu>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 06:03:28 -0800
Message-ID: <F001.00461059.20020515060328@fatcity.com>


Execute the following query:  

select substr(parameter,1,30),substr(value,1,30) from sys.v_$nls_parameters order by 1;  

This way you will know the database`s nls settings. If the client has the same settings as the database, there will be no character conversion between the client and the database. If the characters are still displayed in a bad fashon on the client side, then data in the database is not correct and you have to reload it.  

HTH,   Tamas Szecsy

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Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 3:13 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Hi list,

I have a strange problem with charctersets, character display.

I have a oracle 8.0.5 on HPUX, database characterset is WE8ISO8859P1. On clients we have NT 4.0 with Oracle 8.1.5 client. Everything is fine. Now I've installed a Windows 2000 PC with Oracle 8.1.7 client and here a the strange behaviours.

Oracle 8.1.7 client shows instead of (german special characters) oau?. I've never seen this. Normally the special characters would be shown as unreadable signs. On client we tried these different NLS settings, but nothing works:

NLS_LANG=GERMAN_GERMANY.WE8ISO8859P1 
NLS_LANG=GERMAN_GERMANY.WE8ISO8859P15 
NLS_LANG=GERMAN_GERMANY.WE8MSWIN1252 
NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.WE8ISO8859P1 
NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.WE8ISO8859P15 

Windows 2000 territory settings are all to german.

All infos are welcome.

Volker Schoen
E-Mail: <mailto:v.schoen_at_inplan.de> v.schoen_at_inplan.de  <http://www.inplan.de> http://www.inplan.de

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