Re: Problem with Unicode Strings

From: Carlos <>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 05:44:02 -0700 (PDT)
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On Apr 15, 5:26 pm, "André Hartmann" <> wrote:
> "Carlos" <> schrieb im
> On Apr 15, 3:04 pm, "André Hartmann" <>
> wrote:>I cannot see the point of storing UNICODE (UTF8? UTF16?) in a
> >WE8MSWIN1252 database... (you don't specify the NLSupport codepage for
> >The DB codepage should be unicode (AL32UTF8).
> Hi, if that is so (unicode cannot be stored into databases that do not
> have a unicode character set) then why can I create tables with unicode
> columns (NCHAR, NVARCHAR2, NCLOB) in such databases? Wouldnt it be more
> appropriate then for Oracle to cast errors when trying so? To say it the
> other way round, the sheer fact that it is possible to declare unicode
> columns in the database implied to me that it is possible to store such
> values. Am I wrong here?
> André
> :)

If you are using NVARCHAR2/NCHAR columns you are probably using AL16UTF16 for these ones.

Can you confirm?


Carlos. Received on Wed Apr 16 2008 - 07:44:02 CDT

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