RE: regarding unicode support in Oracle8i

From: Michael Yau (
Date: Fri May 10 2002 - 12:54:29 EDT


NCHAR datatypes in Oracle8i do not support Unicode encodings. In Oracle9i,
the NCHAR datatypes are exclusively Unicode datatypes and supports both
UTF-16 and UTF-8. You can find detail info in the Oracle8i and Oracle9i
Globalization Support Guide and also technical whitepapers in the Oracle
Technology Network website:

Take a look at the following whitepaper:

Migration to Unicode Datatypes for Multilingual Databases and Applications
in Oracle9i

    - Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of P.S.L.Sarada Devi
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 4:12 AM
Subject: regarding unicode support in Oracle8i

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are trying to insert unicode chars(Hindi and Telugu) into a table in of
data type 'nchar' in Oracle.
We are able to do same thing in sqlserver.
How it can be done in Oracle8i?
Is there anything to be configured in Oracle server before doing that?
Please mail me asap.
Thank you all.


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