Posted on 2000-03-03
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I know next to NOTHING about "locale" and "codepoints" and widestring usage except what I have learned from Q.10137952 and Q.10158109 (which have been very helpful).

My problem is this:
I have some data from an IBM mainframe - it is SI/SO Double-Byte EBCDIC Japanese Characters (Destined for something called an "ALC Terminal", but thats not important).

I DESPERATELY need to know how to convert this data into something I can display on the PC.  I have the Bitstream Cyberbit font installed, but I'm not getting my expected output. (I do have a GIF of the expected output)

Does anyone have any idea of how to accomplish this, or better yet, has anyone ACTUALLY accomplished this?

Question by:jstudt
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unfortunately I have nothing directly found you can use but here are some links which may point you to what you need:


Ciao, Mike
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ID: 2580638

unfortunately I have nothing directly found you can use but here are some links which may point you to what you need:


Additionally, if I recall correctyl then EBCDIC is an encoding scheme introduce by IBM so you may look at IBM's develper site to get a snippet of Java code to convert EBCDIC into Unicode or MBCS.

Ciao, Mike

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ID: 2589523
I hadn't thought of looking at the Java section - I'll give it a try! Thanx

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