Re: UNICODE application on IBM Mainframe

From: Lisa Moore (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 14:18:47 EST

The IMS DB supports UTF-16. Actually, you can store anything you want in
an IMS DB - if you want to provide all your own transaction management.
IMS provides transaction management for UTF-16, just not through any
3270-based applications.


Markus Scherer <> on 01/23/2001 10:18:35 AM

To: "Unicode List" <>
Subject: Re: UNICODE application on IBM Mainframe

I would like to add one item to this discussion:

Recently, someone from the IBM S/390 group told me that they had decided to
store and use Unicode on S/390 as UTF-8/16/32.
They will not use UTF-EBCDIC. I am not aware of anyone inside or outside of
IBM who does use UTF-EBCDIC. (There is another EBCDIC-friendly proposal out
there in IBM that also does not seem to have been adopted.)

If the IMS DB is now updated to use Unicode, then it is probably as UTF-16,


This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jul 10 2001 - 17:21:18 EDT