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I am using a german oracle 11.2.0g install, which has some command line tools communicating with some non-ascii characters (ü, ö, etc.). These are written out in iso8859-1 encoding, but I need them as utf-8 for some scripting. Is it possible?

Additional info:

  • OS: german windows 7 x64
  • Tools: command line tools in the bin/ directory of the oracle install, f.e. lsnrctl and like
  • Scripting language: mostly cmd.exe

Language-specific output is okay, it gives the german output without any problem. The only problem is that it comes in iso8859-1 and not in utf-8.

It were converted by an iconv command from a cygwin, but I used this only as a last resort. The best were if I were able to set somehow the utf-8.

Another tools (f.e. tools from cygwin) work without any problem.

  • What command-line tools? What operating system? What scripting language? Should be fine if the NLS settings are correct. – Philᵀᴹ Mar 31 '14 at 9:13
  • @GrumpyPhil Thank you your comment, I extended the question with the needed infos. – peterh says reinstate Monica Mar 31 '14 at 9:29
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Thank you very much - I found the solution.

First, the output encoding of the Oracle command line tools can be controlled by

  • either the NLS_LANG environment variable (in my situation, a value of GERMAN_GERMANY.AL32UTF8 was needed)
  • or through the registry by the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORACLE\NLS_LANG

Thank you very much for all - I leave this question to make the googlers of the future happier. :-)

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