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RE: Strange problem with charactersets

From: Szecsy Tamas <tszecsy_at_GEOMETRIA.hu>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 07:03:32 -0800
Message-ID: <F001.004611DD.20020515070332@fatcity.com>


>From Oracle 8i and up you do not have to recreate the database, you just
have to issue an alter command and reload the data.  

Unfortunately this would not help Volker any further.  

Tamas Szecsy

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Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 4:03 PM
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Unfortunately the only solution is to recreate the database in German character set.
Oracle is very strict in this respect. Database character set once chosen can not
be changed.

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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