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Choosing between WE8ISO8859P1, WE8ISO8859P15 or WE8MSWIN1252 as NLS_CHARACTERSET (Doc ID 264294.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.0.3.0 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 8.0.3 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 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
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 02-Jul-2016***

Purpose

To help choosing between WE8ISO8859P1, WE8ISO8859P15 or WE8MSWIN1252 as NLS_CHARACTERSET.

Scope

Anyone who wants to change the current NLS_CHARACTERSET to WE8ISO8859P1, WE8ISO8859P15 or WE8MSWIN1252 or create a new database with one of above charactersets.

Details

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Introduction
 Choosing from WE8ISO8859P1, WE8ISO8859P15 or WE8MSWIN1252 as db character set
 WE8MSWIN1252 vs WE8ISO8859P1
 WE8MSWIN1252 vs WE8ISO8859P15
 Conclusion
References

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