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UTF-8/UCS-2 Encoding

658846Oct 7 2008 — edited Oct 7 2008
I'm a little bit confused about Oracle and the UNICODE encoding. Every where I read that Oracle RDBMS supports only the UTF-8 encoding as database characterset but when I look at functions like UNISTR, then I see that it uses the UCS-2 encoding in the string (For example : UNISTR('\00e5\00f1\00f6').

Is this for a special reason?

TIA

Dave
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Added on Oct 7 2008
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