FW: Subj: Converting from UCS-2 to UTF-8

From: Magda Danish \(Unicode\) (v-magdad@microsoft.com)
Date: Thu Aug 18 2005 - 14:42:21 CDT

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    Any help with responding to this inquiry would be greatly appreciated.


    -----Original Message-----
    Date/Time: Wed Aug 17 17:34:19 CDT 2005
    Contact: btimmers@mdsol.com
    Name: Bradley Timmers
    Report Type: Other Question, Problem, or Feedback Opt Subject: Converting from UCS-2 to UTF-8


    At my company, we store all our data in a Microsoft SQL Server database, which uses UCS-2. However, we have to extract the data via SAS, which uses only UTF-8. We're clearly having compatibility issues, because Japanese kanji that display properly in SQL Server come out as question marks in SAS.

    Is there a good converter from UCS-2 to UTF-8 out there? I've tried looking here:


    But it's not clear to me that I can use any of these programs for UCS-2. I am aware that UTF-16 and UCS-2 are almost identical, but it's the "almost" that worries me. Can you confirm that the converter from UTF-16 to UTF-8 will work for converting from UCS-2 to UTF-8 without any loss or corruption of data?

    Thank you,


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