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How to Solve Characterset Translation Problems (Doc ID 1282713.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Nov-2013***

Purpose

This note explains how to solve characterset translation problems between the client and server.  These issues can appear very complex but in reality it is very easy to solve most of them by following two simple rules.

This is not an OCI-specific issue but the Languages team frequently receives characterset translation issues due to the behaviour within various APIs differing from the behaviour in SQL*Plus.

This note is also not specific to Windows, although it refers to this platform a number of times.  This note applies equally to all platforms supported by Oracle.

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