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URGENT Problem with Greek Character from an Oracle database

Hello, I am having a serious and urgent problem with the character settings of an oracle database. The database is sitting in a solaris unix server and when we run the env command we have the following in the NLS_LANG parameter: AMERICAN_AMERICA.WE8ISO8859P1 (I do not know if this is helpfull). When I retrieve data from oracle database (through a VB.NET 2005 program) to a dataset I use a special font in order to see the greek characters (HELLASARIAL) in the datagridview of the window form. But when I am trying to save these data to a TXT file the greek characters are like chinese to us. I tryed several encodings (System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding(869)) but without success. Can someone tell me how to convert the oracle greek characters during the selection to the dataset or during the saving to the TXT file?

Please respond as fast as you can.
Thanks in advance

PS All these happens in VS2005 with VB.NET, the oracle database is
Sep 23 '06 #1
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