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pradeepkit
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: How DBCS data type store Chinese and Japanese
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Hi,

My requirement is to send one file into chinese description. How this will be handled in COBOL. As per my knowledge it is done thru DBCS data type. Can you please explain about what is the DBCS and how it is stored.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:21 am    Post subject:
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Hi Pradeep,

You need to tell us where is the data coming from and where is it going to ?

The subject line says "How The chinese and Japanese is stored"
Where do you want to store the data ? In datasets or database
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject:
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How The chinese and Japanese is stored
The way English Alphabets are stored! Or you did not mean Alphabets? icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply to: How The chinese and Japanese is stored
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As chinese and Japanese characters are carrying double bytes so we use DBCS for that, which means at both the end we use control cards known as shift in(HEX '0E') at starting point and shift out(HEX '0F') at ending point,which makes the string understandable by IBM environment.
Anyone please correct me if i am wrong...
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