Re: setting character set for imp
- From: Phil Singer <psinger1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "'oracle-l (E-mail)'" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 20:33:09 -0700
Janine Sisk wrote:
I don't understand why we're having this problem in the first place;
this conversion just adds an extra bit to each character, it's not
supposed to change anything!
Oh yes it is.
Create a single varchar2(50) column test table. Insert some rows
containing Euro symbols and other specialized European symbols. Export
and import it. Notice how all your specialized upper ascii characters
have been converted to question marks. Then search Metalink (there are
a couple of good articles there which explain how National Language
Support and character sets work.
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