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As the [url http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E17781_01/install.112/e18803/toc.htm#XEINW138]Installation Guides ch. 9 mentions that XE is "available only in Universal character set", it would seem unlikely such a plan exists. One reason might be consistent support of translated versions of Apex and applications.
How come you are thinking of changing the database character set to non unicode?
Edited by: orafad on Apr 21, 2011 2:25 PM
Unfortunately, you will need to restrict your replicated data to never exceed 1333 characters for the replication to work without "value too long" issues. For longer strings, you can implement special processing, like replicating to CLOB or automatically truncating data to 4000 bytes. Switching your schema to character length semantics may ease some of the implementation burden.