From: Markus Scherer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 12 2002 - 14:45:23 EST
sourav mazumder wrote:
> Need an urgent help regarding UTF-8 data conversion in
> IBM Mainframe 390.
> I have a data file in Windows system which contains
> Japanese characters encoded using UTF-8. I need to
> send this file to IBM Mainframe 390, where an
> application will read this data.
> In this context I need to know the following
> information -
> 1. What is the encoding scheme is generally used in
> IBM Mainframe 390 for Japanese language ? I'm aware of
> IBM EUC. But this is not working.
EUC means Extended Unix Code. Mainframes traditionally use EBCDIC-based charsets instead. There are
about 10 CCSIDs for Japanese EBCDIC, like 930, 939, 1390, 1399, etc. You need to figure out which
CCSID is used.
> 2. Is there any API(s) available in Windows platform
> (2000) using which I can use to convert the UTF-8 data
> to the encoding scheme supported by IBM Mainframe 390
> for Japanese ?
Possible. Once you know which IBM CCSID you need you can check Microsoft documentation on the subject.
You could also use ICU to convert UTF-8 -> UTF-16 -> CCSID 930 or whichever
> 3. Does Java has any equivalent encoding scheme which
> can use to convert the UTF-8 data to the encoding
> scheme supported by IBM Mainframe 390 for Japanese ?
It supports some of them. Java tends to prepend "Cp" to IBM CCSIDs to form charset names.
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