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Unicode Character Sets In The Oracle Database (Doc ID 260893.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


To document the various Unicode versions and encoding used by Oracle.

***Checked for relevance on 06-Aug-2016***


Anyone interested in using Unicode in Oracle.

See also Note 1051824.6 What languages are supported in an Unicode (UTF8/AL32UTF8) database? and Note 788156.1 AL32UTF8 / UTF8 (Unicode) Database Character Set Implications


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In this Document
 Will UTF8 / AL32UTF8 change/be desupported?
 Unicode versions and the ISO/IEC 10646 standard.

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