Install Oracle in english on a machine with non english OS

I have done a cuople of Oracle Client Installation on machines running Windows in Japanese without knowing japanese.  I should call them “blind installations” as i didnt now what was happening. Most of the time i will call my Japanese neighbour and ask “what this means”. i didn’t have to do this after i found the work around.

In all the unzipped oracle installation files directory, there is a folder called install which has the file oraparam.ini.  It is this file which tells the setup.exe how to behave.  There is this parameter  ” NLS_ENABLED “, has a default value TRUE, which tells the setup.exe to take the OS language when invoked. So, if the OS is japanese, the setup.exe would show the details in japanese.  Make it FALSE and setup.exe will not take the OS language, it will go for the default english.

NLS_ENABLED=TRUE  #setup.exe will take the OS language for granted

NLS_ENABLED=FALSE #setup.exe will go for the default english

 

 

 

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