Re: WE8ISO8859P1 convert to AL32UTF8 unicode character set question

From: Frank van Bortel <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 20:21:04 +0200
Message-ID: <bf117$49ecbd11$524b9d64$>

Laurenz Albe wrote:
> Frank van Bortel wrote:
>> No need for that - a database stores whatever you throw at it.
>> I can store "special" characters in a US7ASCII database.
>> And retrieve them.
>> Provided the tool set cat actually display your "special"
>> characters...

> You can choose to ignore and circumvent the character set
> awareness of a database system and have your application handle
> these issues. Oracle is pretty lax in that respect and will
> let you do what you want.
> Three disadvantages:
> - You might to reinvent the wheel.
> - You can get into trouble if the requirements change and
> the database will need to be accessed and used in new
> ways (JDBC, database link to AL32UTF8 database, ...).
> - Oracle utilities may scream at you or behave in
> surprising ways if the database does not contain what
> they think it does.
> Yours,
> Laurenz Albe

I wanted to share this

Frank van Bortel
Received on Mon Apr 20 2009 - 13:21:04 CDT

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