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Setting NLS_LANG on Windows for Oracle Database

Sometimes, it is difficult to deal with Windows Platform as it drains the hell out of us!! Recently, I have come across a situation where one of my client's requirement was to input Arabic language into Oracle Database [or] read/retrieve the output into Various client Applications such as PL/SQL Developer/SQL Developer/TOAD etc.. Inputting the non-english language into Database  has never been difficult as we are given plenty of language options within our beloved Oracle Database, but, the problem lies within the complex Windows OS when user wanted to view the data in his/her beloved language, in Applications such as PL/SQL Developer or SQL Developer etc.. This post is all about it.

Character Set, Character encoding, & Code point Yes, it is a group of characters that is recognised by the Hardware through the OS Interface. Every character is allocated a number, called a code point, these code points will be represented in the computer by one or more bytes. So, every character h…