How to change the NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET from WE8ISO8859P1 to AL16UTF16 ?
My customer have an Oracle9i. (in Brazil).
I already loaded all the data that I need, and I have problem with the Brazilian character accentuation.
The data with accentuation in the database are stored correctly, (I can see it fine using a SELECT manually in SQLPLUS or TOAD)
But I built a xHarbour program to access it and the accentuation appears bad in the screen (dos windows) (crazy characters appears).
I already was created another Oracle9i database in my notebook and I can see the characters with accentuation fine, therefore I have only accentuation problems when run my xHarbour program against the database of mu customer.
I noticed that the NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET in the database of my customer is set to WE8ISO8859P1.
I my local Oracle9i Database, the NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET is set to AL16UTF16
I believe this is the problem.!!
My question is:
How to change the NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET f
rom WE8ISO8859P1 to AL16UTF16 ?
This change could cause problems in other programs?
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Your response is logic, but pay attention that my customer have 3 others Oracle9i Servers (Windows Server 2003) configured with NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET=AL16UTF16, and working against this servers I can see the Brasilian characters "fine" from the xHarbour client program. (xHabour is similiar to the Clipper lenguage with functions to connect to Oracle)
I have problems with Brazilian characters when working "only" against the server configured with NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET = WE8ISO8859P1 (My customer have just one Oracle9i Server configured with NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET = WE8ISO8859P1.
All the other Oracle9i servers are configured with NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET = AL16UTF16 (since the database creation), and I have not problems with this servers.
So, my question is:
How to change the NLS_NCHAR_CHARACTERSET from WE8ISO8859P1 to AL16UTF16 in Oracle9i ?
I believe is something like ALTER SESSION, ALTER DATABASE, etc, but I am not sure. I want to make this change permanently.