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How to configure the parameter HS_LANGUAGE and CHARSET

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oracle server NLS_CHARACTERSET is UTF8 and mysql server Character set is UTF8, how should i configure the parameters HS_LANGUAGE(initsid.ora) and CHARSET(odbc.ini)? now i
configure the CHARSET = UTF8 and HS_LANGUAGE=AMERICAN_AMERICA.WE8ISO8859P15,but the sql query reslut like this:

SELECT "id","name" FROM "accounts"@LNMYSQL
xy-20120712-00016728 éå£«ç„±

the name Column is Garbled.

who can help me.
  • 1. Re: How to configure the parameter HS_LANGUAGE and CHARSET
    kgronau Guru
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    In general you have to set HS_LANGUAGE=american_america.al32utf8 and charset UTF8. But it also depends if you have set a NLS_LANG value in your environment where you have started your listener. It is also essential to know which utility you are using to query the content. SQL*Plus? If yes, are you using it on Windows or in a Termianl Session and if it is a Terminal session what's the charcter setting of your putty window and the LANG setting of your console?
    To avoid Terminal settings and SQL*Plus issues, I would recommend to use the unicode tool SQL*Developer which is using Unicode in its display window by default.It can be downloaded from here:


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