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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 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.



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.


 Setting the proper character set value used with NLS_LANG


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