Should we set ORA_NLS10 for 10g?

From: Woody Ling <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 03:49:59 -0700 (PDT)
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I created a database with NLS_CHAR=AL32UTF8 and NLS_NCHAR=AL16UTF16.

Putty was using BIG5 codepage so that I exported NLS_LANG=.ZHT16BIG5. All input characters can be converted from BIG5 to UTF8 and stored in the database correctly.

I have not set the ORA_NLS10 environment variable but everything works fine.

What does ORA_NLS10 do for my database? Is it important?

Woody Ling
Hong Kong Received on Wed Jun 04 2008 - 05:49:59 CDT

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