Re: Oracle 11 Server and Unicode UTF-8

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 15:30:33 -0700 (PDT)
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> Why would you switch to Unicode? Why not to WE8MSWIN1252? anything MS
> Windows can throw at you is supported. And databases generally store
> whatever you feed them (code points! Not characters).


> Apart from the obvious length problems, there are the bugs introduces by
> the fact you use a variable length character set.
> If any, I'd go for a fixed length set, like AL16UTF16 (which also
> better aligns with Java, and MS Windows - the latter using UCS2,
> which is regarded a forerunner of UTF16)

+1 Received on Sat May 29 2010 - 17:30:33 CDT

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