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Squares Are Displayed in Reports Builder Object Navigator When NLS Set to IW8ISO8859P8 or IW8MSWIN1255 (Doc ID 341168.1)

Last updated on JULY 26, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version and later
Oracle Forms for OCI - Version and later
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows


On some MS Windows machines all the characters in Reports Builder Object Navigator appear as squares e.g [] [] []

This issue occurs when NLS_LANG = [Language].[Territory].IW8ISO8859P8 or  IW8MSWIN1255

The menu in Reports Builder looks fine

There is no such problem seen in Forms 10g Builder.

The problem can occur on a machine hosting an English or non-English install of MS Windows

The locale / regional settings of the MS Windows machine may be set to Israel / Hebrew

The problem does not reproduce when NLS is set differently e.g  WE8MSWIN1252 or UTF8. However, such settings prevent hebrew characters from being displayed correctly in Forms Builder / Runtime.


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