Changing WE8ISO8859P15 to WE8MSWIN1252 in 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g.
(Doc ID 246008.1)
Last updated on NOVEMBER 06, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
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.
To provide a guide to change the NLS_CHARACTERSET from WE8ISO8859P15 to WE8MSWIN1252.
We strongly advice to follow this note also when using export/import from a WE8ISO8859P15 to a WE8MSWIN1252 database.
The current NLS_CHARACTERSET is seen in NLS_DATABASE_PARAMETERS.
select value from NLS_DATABASE_PARAMETERS where parameter='NLS_CHARACTERSET';
This note is ONLY for 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g it cannot be used for Oracle RDBMS 12c
For other characterset conversions and Oracle 12c please see <Note 225912.1> Changing the Database Character Set ( NLS_CHARACTERSET )
Any DBA wanting to change the current NLS_CHARACTERSET from WE8ISO8859P15 to WE8MSWIN1252.
Why use WE8MSWIN1252 and not WE8ISO8859P15?
<Note 264294.1> Choosing from WE8ISO8859P1, WE8ISO8859P15 or WE8MSWIN1252 as db character set
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