Character encodings and databases

James Laver james.laver at
Thu Jun 19 16:11:04 BST 2014

On 19 Jun 2014, at 15:58, Andrew Hill < at> wrote:

> 1. Data is not being stored in the database as UTF8 - not sure how to check when Perl is the only tool available to query it
> 2. Conversion is occuring in the DBD driver

Yes. I don’t know the oracle version of it, but many DBD adapters provide a method to set the charset, or a magic SQL command you can execute.


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