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Do I need to use NVARCHAR rather than VARCHAR to properly store UTF8 characters in Oracle?

I want my Oracle database to properly store ALL possible UTF8 characters. If NLS_CHARSET is set to AL32UTF8 is that all I need to do? Or do I need to also make sure I use NCHAR and NVARCHAR rather ...
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Oracle 10 to 11: charset issue

I was redirected from SE's root site to this one. I'm not a DBA, so I shouldn't be doing this, but I have to, so I apologize beforehand to all of you DBAs that will read this post: I'm migrating an ...
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Character Set Database Migration

This is a follow-up question to a previous thread I had posted. We're in the process of migrating to a new character set. Now, I am a programmer and we have DBA's who will be performing the work but ...
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€ Euro sign/symbol not showing up on Oracle 10gr2 and aix 6.1

this is Oracle 10gr2 on aix 6100-02 The issue is that I do not manage to see the € sign from Oracle. This is an easy way to see the issue: SQL> insert into prueba values ('€'); SQL> commit; ...
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Encoding problems with sqlplus, Linux

I use sqlplus and all non-Latin characters appear as '?' when I run select queries. When I run insert or update queries with non-Latin characters I get question marks on a web page. select * from ...
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ORA-12899: importing a .dmp file + character set conversion

I'm working on a django project on Ubuntu 10.04 with Oracle Database Server , so I've installed: Oracle Database 10g xe universal Rel.10.2.0.1.0 cx_Oracle-5.0.4-10g-unicode-py26-1.x86_64 When I ...
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Is there any doc listing standard <=> Oracle character sets correspondencies?

I'm looking for a table listing Oracle and "standard" character sets, for example: Oracle Standard ------------ ---------- WEISO98859P1 iso-8859-1 AL32UTF8 utf-8 etc. etc. Does ...
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Determine Oracle session client character set?

I know how the database characterset (NLS_CHARACTERSET in select * from v$nls_parameters;) and the client character set (the client environment setting NLS_LANG) interact. What I can't find out ...
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What does WE8DEC mean?

It is one of the commonly used character sets. What does it stand for? Is it an acronym for something?