Special Characters Defined in ISO 6429 convert to \ufffd ("¿") When Queried

(Doc ID 359296.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2014

Applies to:

JDBC - Version 10.1.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

A java application querying strings from Oracle Database Server displays distinct non printable characters like Privacy Message (PM) as "¿" which is \ufffd, if the database characterset is one of the ISO 8859-x charactersets like WE8ISO8859P15 except WE8ISO8859P1.

Cause

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