Friday, September 14, 2012

Persian, Arabic and other languages not working in Oracle Forms 6i in Windows 7 64bit

Recently we encountered a problem while transitioning some of our clients to Windows 7. There are some line of business applications that run on Oracle Forms 6i and clients need to enter persian, arabic, hebrew and other languages. When Oracle forms are installed, the language setting is set as following in the registry:

For 32bit machines - 

Value Name: NLS_LANG

For 64bit machines - 

Value Name: NLS_LANG

this by default does not support UTF8 encoding.

To get the languages working, change the value of NLS_LANG to

beware, this may break other forms that are not designed well and cannot take UTF8 so test before implementing it to all

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Internet Explorer 6 Goodbye Countdown

10 years ago a
browser was born.

Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2012, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.

This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.

Monday, January 2, 2012

PowerShell 3.0 CTP #2 is out. Excitement ahead!


To download: 

Windows PowerShell 3.0
Some of the new features in Windows PowerShell 3.0 include:

  • Workflows
    Workflows that run long-running activities (in sequence or in parallel) to perform complex, larger management tasks, such as multi-machine application provisioning. Using the Windows Workflow Foundation at the command line, Windows PowerShell workflows are repeatable, parallelizable, interruptible, and recoverable.
  • Robust Sessions
    Robust sessions that automatically recover from network failures and interruptions and allow you to disconnect from the session, shut down the computer, and reconnect from a different computer without interrupting the task.
  • Scheduled Jobs
    Scheduled jobs that run regularly or in response to an event.
  • Delegated Administration
    Commands that can be executed with a delegated set of credentials so users with limited permissions can run critical jobs
  • Simplified Language Syntax
    Simplified language syntax that make commands and scripts look a lot less like code and a lot more like natural language.
  • Cmdlet Discovery
    Improved cmdlet discovery and automatic module loading that make it easier to find and run any of the cmdlets installed on your computer.
  • Show-Command
    Show-Command, a cmdlet and ISE Add-On that helps users find the right cmdlet, view its parameters in a dialog box, and run it.