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When Exporting Data from Forms to Excel Question Marks "?" Occur in the .XLS File with Arabic Locale and NLS_LANG (Doc ID 469575.1)

Last updated on JULY 25, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version and later
Oracle Forms for OCI - Version and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)


When trying to export data from Forms to an Excel sheet on Windows with an Arabic character set - using Webutil client_ole2 - the Arabic characters - that can be seen in the Forms correctly - appear as question marks '?' in the relevant sheet(s). NLS_LANG is set to ARABIC_UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.UTF8 (also in the default.env file). It is an English Windows with Arabic locale setting.


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