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Posted on 2001-08-09
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Hi, I need help.
When I use following sql:
select to_char(sysdate,'dd month yyyy','NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE=FRENCH') from dual;

I got the result likes '09 aout      2001'.

aout in French is August. But the French accent is missing. It should be aout.

Any suggestion is appreciated.

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by:vanmeerendonk
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there are a few items you have to look at:
select * from v$nls_parameters
especially the NLS_CHARACTERSET must be able to handle the accent
in my case it's WE8ISO8859P1
And then you have to look at the client-machine.
Given that you are using NT:
Look at settings>control panel>Regional Settings and check all the tabs
In my case: english

When I execute the statement I get
09 aout 2001

Check you client-machine
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by:xinglie
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Thanks.
But this database needs to exchange data with other database which is using characterset US7ASCII. So we don't want to set the characterset to WE8ISO8859SP1. Actually it can store French words now.
Do you have any idea about it? or We have to change the characterset?

By the way, on my browser, the result you get is also without French accent. I think the database of Expert exchange has same problem.  Would you please tell me whether you got a word 'aout' with French accent?
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vanmeerendonk earned 100 total points
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Yep, i got the accent.
As i understand it, you're using US7ASCII.
Well, forget the accent. 7-bit Americans don't do
accents.

When you change your characterset to a normal one (WE8 etc.) you can store aout with an accent, but the other database has a subset-charecterset and will translate it to aout (without an accent).

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