RE: multi_byte or single_byte database????

Hi
1) Double byte supports Japanese and Chinese and Korean Characters so of
you have to support entry in one of those then you will need double byte
single byte is basically for everything else
2) To create a database double byte enabled you need to select some
options like characterset support for your database
This link will pretty much answer all your questions 

http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14225/toc.
htm


Peter McLarty
Technical Consultant
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Subject: multi_byte or single_byte database????

We have ORACLE 10.2.0.2 installed on LINUX server.  We
just purchased a third party software and vendor asked
me database is multi-byte or single_byte database?

My questions are:

1. what is multi_byte database and what is single_byte
database?

2. how to create database use multi_byte?

3. how to create database use single_byte?

4. how to check database is multi_byte or single_byte?

5. any document relate to that?

Thanks.

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