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kalukakkad

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:58 pm    Post subject: cobol:how to display french character
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I need to display ? in my output file...can anybody tell me how can this be done...
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cristalclearwaters

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:35 pm    Post subject:
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As long as your receiving field is PIC X you should be able to move the capital E with an accent to your output file. The hex value is '71' in EBCDIC. Or I was able to just cut and paste the value from here onto my mainframe emulator.

Hope that helps.
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DavidatK

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: cobol:how to display french character
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I think the ability to print '?' is dependent upon the font set a particular shop is using. x'71' is an unprintable char in our shop.

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cristalclearwaters

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:48 pm    Post subject:
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When I am looking for a particular character, I reference a member in one of my libraries. In that member I turned hex on and typed every combination in hex and hit enter. Like:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
0123456789ABCDEF

77777777777777777
0123456789ABCDEF

Then I could see what characters were available in my shop.
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vijayakumar.yellala

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:52 am    Post subject:
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Hello kalukakkad,

using Alt+144 u can get "?" this special character in Notepad. then u can copy to output file.....

If i am worng, Correct me.....

Regards,
Vijay
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