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We installed TOAD 10.6 and our platform is Windows 7 64-bit. When I did test run, I noticed some columns changed to strange characters. For instance, currency code should be USD, but it should something like 单D䜀U某๔_.

Please advise how to get ride of them. Thanks, NMA.

Message from: peter_812

Hi,
I have the same problem like you. Do you have a solution?

best regards,
Peter Anzenberger


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Author: peter_812
Date: Wed Jun 08 03:10:42 PDT 2011
Hi,
I have the same problem like you. Do you have a solution?

best regards,
Peter Anzenberger

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Author: ning ma
Date: Mon Mar 14 09:18:31 PDT 2011
We installed TOAD 10.6 and our platform is Windows 7 64-bit. When I did test
run, I noticed some columns changed to strange characters. For instance,
currency code should be USD, but it should something like
单D䜀U某๔_.

Please advise how to get ride of them. Thanks, NMA.
__


Hi,
I have the same problem like you. Do you have a solution?

best regards,
Peter Anzenberger

Peter,

  • what is the characterset (and nls caharacter set) for the database?

  • what is the characterset in use on the client (NLS_LANG)?

  • are they compatible?

  • what font is in use in the editor/grid/etc where you are seeing the
    strange characters? Try using courier new.

Toad 10 does Unicode, but some fonts installed on Windows can’t display
Unicode characters. Also, you may be seeing characteset conversion
between the database characterset (aka NLS_LANG) and the one in use on
your client. If you have %NLS_LANG% defined that will be used,
otherwise, the registry at HKLM/software/oracle/HOMEn where ‘n’ is a
digit.

Cheersm
Norm. [TeamT]

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The Toad Advisor (under the Help menu) will also tell you whether or not NLS_LANG is set properly

Message from: peter_812

I got it:

on my machine are 2 oracle homes installed

  • 8.0.6
  • 11g

Toad made the 8.0.6 the default toad home and so I got the chinese characrters.
When explicitly choosing 11g (and make this definitly to the toad home) it
works. But without definitly choosing 11g as default toad changed the home to
8.0.6 the next time and I got zhe chinese characters.

Peter


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Author: peter_812
Date: Wed Jun 15 06:57:43 PDT 2011
I got it:

on my machine are 2 oracle homes installed

  • 8.0.6
  • 11g

Toad made the 8.0.6 the default toad home and so I got the chinese characrters.
When explicitly choosing 11g (and make this definitly to the toad home) it
works. But without definitly choosing 11g as default toad changed the home to
8.0.6 the next time and I got zhe chinese characters.

Peter

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Author: mark.lerch_828
Date: Wed Jun 08 04:54:06 PDT 2011
The Toad Advisor (under the Help menu) will also tell you whether or not
NLS_LANG is set properly
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Author: Norman Dunbar
Date: Wed Jun 08 03:19:02 PDT 2011
Peter, * what is the characterset (and nls caharacter set) for the database? *
what is the characterset in use on the client (NLS_LANG)? * are they compatible?

  • what font is in use in the editor/grid/etc where you are seeing the strange
    characters? Try using courier new. Toad 10 does Unicode, but some fonts
    installed on Windows can’t display Unicode characters. Also, you may be seeing
    characteset conversion between the database characterset (aka NLS_LANG) and the
    one in use on your client. If you have %NLS_LANG% defined that will be used,
    otherwise, the registry at HKLM/software/oracle/HOMEn where ‘n’ is a digit.
    Cheersm Norm. [TeamT] Information in this message may be confidential and may be
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Author: peter_812
Date: Wed Jun 08 03:10:42 PDT 2011
Hi,
I have the same problem like you. Do you have a solution?

best regards,
Peter Anzenberger

__

Author: peter_812
Date: Wed Jun 08 03:10:42 PDT 2011
Message from: peter_812 Hi, I have the same problem like you. Do you have a
solution? best regards, Peter Anzenberger
_______________________________________ Historical Messages Author: peter_812
Date: Wed Jun 08 03:10:42 PDT 2011 Hi, I have the same problem like you. Do you
have a solution? best regards, Peter Anzenberger __ Author: ning ma Date: Mon
Mar 14 09:18:31 PDT 2011 We installed TOAD 10.6 and our platform is Windows 7
64-bit. When I did test run, I noticed some columns changed to strange
characters. For instance, currency code should be USD, but it should something
like 单D䜀U某๔_. Please advise how to get ride of them.
Thanks, NMA. __ _______________________________________
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Author: ning ma
Date: Mon Mar 14 09:18:31 PDT 2011
We installed TOAD 10.6 and our platform is Windows 7 64-bit. When I did test
run, I noticed some columns changed to strange characters. For instance,
currency code should be USD, but it should something like
单D䜀U某๔_.

Please advise how to get ride of them. Thanks, NMA.
__


Hi Peter,

Toad made the 8.0.6 the default toad home and so I got the
chinese characrters.
Yes, Oracle 8.0.6 client didn’t do Unicode as far as I remember. So your
database Unicode characters are transformed into something else
entirely.

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

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I got it:

on my machine are 2 oracle homes installed

  • 8.0.6
  • 11g

Toad made the 8.0.6 the default toad home and so I got the chinese characrters. When explicitly choosing 11g (and make this definitly to the toad home) it works. But without definitly choosing 11g as default toad changed the home to 8.0.6 the next time and I got zhe chinese characters.

Peter