Changing From US7ASCII or WE8ISO8859P1 or AR8ISO8859P6 to AR8MSWIN1256 in 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g.
(Doc ID 260022.1)
Last updated on APRIL 24, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 20-Sep-2016***
To provide a guide to
*or change the NLS_CHARACTERSET from US7ASCII , WE8ISO8859P1or AR8ISO8859P6 to AR8MSWIN1256
* or rescue Arabic data stored in a WE8IOS8859P1 or US7ASCII database
We strongly advice to follow this note also when using export/import from an US7ASCII, WE8ISO8859P1 or AR8ISO8859P6 to an AR8MSWIN1256 database.
The current NLS_CHARACTERSET is seen in NLS_DATABASE_PARAMETERS.
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 WE8ISO8859P1 or US7ASCII or AR8ISO8859P6 to AR8MSWIN1256
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