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 NOVEMBER 05, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Forms - Version 10.1.2.0.2 to 126.96.36.199.0 [Release Oracle10g to 11g]
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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