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Changing the Language of RDBMS (Error) Messages (Doc ID 985974.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.0.3.0 and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 8.0.3.0 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

To explain how to change the language of the Oracle RDBMS error messages.

Scope

Anyone who wants to have the messages of the Oracle RDBMS in an other language then English.
Anyone who wants to have the messages of the Oracle RDBMS always in English.
Anyone seeing errors in different languages than expected.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 What are the message files, where are they and how are they used?
  I don't want any other language than English for the messages regardless of the client or server NLS_LANGUAGE setting.
 I want my system to give all messages in an other language than English.
 How to see the installed languages in the Oracle Universal Installer?
 Known Issues:
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