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Character Sets, Code Pages, Fonts and the NLS_LANG Value (Doc ID 137127.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 21, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

 

This article describes the relation between code pages, font files and Oracle character sets.

related notes who are more specific 
<Note:179133.1 The correct NLS_LANG in a Windows Environment
Note:264157.1How to set correctly NLS_LANG on Unix Environments
Note:229786.1 NLS_LANG and webservers explained.

Scope

 Setting the proper character set value used with NLS_LANG

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