late to the party, as I’ve been on holiday, but:
So are you saying others can see the degree symbol correctly
coming out of the same database but you cannot?
Can you DESC the table and show the data type for the affected column please. If it is a VARCHAR2, CHAR or CLOB then the database default character set will be used. If it is NVARCHAR, NCHAR or NCLOB then the NLS_CHARACTERSET will be used.
Next up, SELECT column_name,DUMP(column_name, 16) FROM table WHERE something; will display the hex code of the column’s data. You should try to restrict this so that you get as few rows back as possible to reduce the hex you have to trawl through!
Finally, what FONT have you configured in the TOAD results grid/script output? If it is COURIER then it may not be able to display the degree symbol correctly. Try changing to VERDANA or COURIER NEW as they can/should be able to display these things correctly.
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