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Appendix: Oracle Character Sets Supported in Amazon RDS

The following table lists the Oracle database character sets that are supported in Amazon RDS. You can use a value from this page with the --character-set parameter of the rds-create-db-instance command or with the CharacterSetName parameter of the CreateDBInstance API action.

ValueDescription

AL32UTF8

Unicode 5.0 UTF-8 Universal character set (default)

AR8ISO8859P6

ISO 8859-6 Latin/Arabic

AR8MSWIN1256

Microsoft Windows Code Page 1256 8-bit Latin/Arabic

BLT8ISO8859P13

ISO 8859-13 Baltic

BLT8MSWIN1257

Microsoft Windows Code Page 1257 8-bit Baltic

CL8ISO8859P5

ISO 88559-5 Latin/Cyrillic

CL8MSWIN1251

Microsoft Windows Code Page 1251 8-bit Latin/Cyrillic

EE8ISO8859P2

ISO 8859-2 East European

EL8ISO8859P7

ISO 8859-7 Latin/Greek

EE8MSWIN1250

Microsoft Windows Code Page 1250 8-bit East European

EL8MSWIN1253

Microsoft Windows Code Page 1253 8-bit Latin/Greek

IW8ISO8859P8

ISO 8859-8 Latin/Hebrew

IW8MSWIN1255

Microsoft Windows Code Page 1255 8-bit Latin/Hebrew

JA16EUC

EUC 24-bit Japanese

JA16EUCTILDE

Same as JA16EUC except for mapping of wave dash and tilde to and from Unicode

JA16SJIS

Shift-JIS 16-bit Japanese

JA16SJISTILDE

Same as JA16SJIS except for mapping of wave dash and tilde to and from Unicode

KO16MSWIN949

Microsoft Windows Code Page 949 Korean

NE8ISO8859P10

ISO 8859-10 North European

NEE8ISO8859P4

ISO 8859-4 North and Northeast European

TH8TISASCII

Thai Industrial Standard 620-2533-ASCII 8-bit

TR8MSWIN1254

Microsoft Windows Code Page 1254 8-bit Turkish

US7ASCII

ASCII 7-bit American

UTF8

Unicode 3.0 UTF-8 Universal character set, CESU-8 compliant

VN8MSWIN1258

Microsoft Windows Code Page 1258 8-bit Vietnamese

WE8ISO8859P1

Western European 8-bit ISO 8859 Part 1

WE8ISO8859P15

ISO 8859-15 West European

WE8ISO8859P9

ISO 8859-9 West European and Turkish

WE8MSWIN1252

Microsoft Windows Code Page 1252 8-bit West European

ZHS16GBK

GBK 16-bit Simplified Chinese

ZHT16HKSCS

Microsoft Windows Code Page 950 with Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set HKSCS-2001. Character set conversion is based on Unicode 3.0.

ZHT16MSWIN950

Microsoft Windows Code Page 950 Traditional Chinese

ZHT32EUC

EUC 32-bit Traditional Chinese