RDBPROD: How To Convert DEC-MCS Undefined Characters To UTF8
Last updated on MAY 25, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 7.1 and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha
Migrating from Oracle Rdb to Oracle Rdbms.
Data inserted into an Oracle Rdb database, using a character set incompatible with DEC-MCS, may not store some characters exactly as expected.
Attempts to move the data from an Oracle Rdb DEC-MCS character set to an Oracle Rdbms UTF8 character set result in some characters being inserted as "?". This occurs because DEC-MCS did not recognize the original character, and converted it as 'undefined', or "?" (DEC-MCS: 3F hex, decimal 63).
An example of this would be the 'en/em dash' (decimal 150/151)
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