Foreign language special characters not displaying properly. May be a ? in a box (Doc ID 1678958.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On SQL Developer 4.0 Version Installation Issues:

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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Special characters used for Asian words/alphabet (like Kanji) are not displaying correctly in SQL Developer.  They are showing as rectangular box surrounding a "?"

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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The proper character should be displayed.

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Try to display the character.

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot see the proper character.

Cause

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