Browser Encoding does not correspond To NLS_LANG Setting (Doc ID 438779.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version: 6.0.8 to 10.1.2
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

Oracle Forms runs within a browser. When you check the browser encoding (View->encoding in IE) it shows different characterset than what is set as NLS_LANG

Simple testcase:
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1. Set NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.UTF8 in default.env
2. Restart OC4J_BI_Forms
3. Execute Test form: http://server:port/forms/frmservlet?form=test.fmx
4. From the browser Click View-encoding , you will find something other than UTF-8 is selected.
5. Repeat the same test by unchecking View->encoding->Auto-select from the browser.
6. Same results, UTF-8 is not selected as default

Cause

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