NLS LANG

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NLS_LANG is an environment variable used to define language, territory and character set properties.

[edit] Setting NLS_LANG

Windows (in cmd window):

set NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.WE8ISO8859P1

Unix/ Linux:

export NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.WE8ISO8859P1

[edit] Valid settings

Here are some valid NLS_LANG settings:

  • French_France.WE8ISO8895P1
  • French_Switzerland.WE8ISO8895P1
  • Norwegian_Norway.NDK7DEC
  • Norwegian_Norway.WE8ISO8895P1
  • Japanese_Japan.JA16SJIS
  • Arabic_Egypt.AR8MSWIN1256
  • American_America.AR8MSWIN1256
  • American_America.WE8ISO8859P1
  • Latvian_Latvia.BLT8CP921

The space in some country names must be there:

  • DUTCH_THE NETHERLANDS.WE8ISO8859P15
  • CZECH_CZECH REPUBLIC.EE8MSWIN1250

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