From: Markus Scherer (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 19:25:37 EST
>>We are now looking to expand the market for this product into
>>countries such as China. To achieve this I have been informed
>>we need to enable our application for Double Byte Character
"DBCS" is an old, pre-Unicode term for character sets with Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters.
>>This confuses me when I read of UNICODE. If the AS400
>>supports UNICODE, and assuming DBCS & UNICODE are mutually
>>exclusive, would it not make more sense to enable for UNICODE
>>only from the outset?
Yes, exactly. In that sense, Unicode support is a superset of "DBCS enablement". A Unicode-based
application may have to convert between various charsets and Unicode on the edges, but all the
support you need is provided internally by processing Unicode.
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