Unicode support in PB 8.0.3 (Build 9704)

I just wanted to know, if the said version of PowerBuilder has support for the input and handling of the data in the unicode format (specifically UTF-8). Please also tell me, if PB has a separate version for Unicode support (Like PB for unicode etc) or if there are some plug-ins/libraries that I can use with my existing installation to work with unicode.
Thanx and Regards,
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Unicode database support
PowerBuilder 9 provides support for Unicode databases and Unicode
data types in Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5, Adaptive Server
Anywhere 7.x and later, and Oracle9i.

A Unicode database is a database whose character set is set to a
Unicode format (such as UTF-8, UTF-16, UCS-2, or UCS-4). All data
should be in Unicode format, and any data saved to the database
should be converted to Unicode support implicitly or explicitly.

more info http://www.justpbinfo.com/pb802.asp


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
m_a_n_i_s_hAuthor Commented:
Well, Thanks Hamdy for your comment. It does address a part of my queries, but I would also like to know how can I enter actual unicode data (let us say in Chinese or Indic)(through user input at run time in a data window control etc), or at design time (supposing I wish the title of my window to appear in Chinese).
If I try to enter data at the run time (regardless of the font I choose or the input locale of my keyboard), I can only see characters like '?'
If I try at design time then again all I see is characters of the type '?'
I tried making changes in an export file, but it seems to me that PB expects the import file to be in an ANSI format, since the import failed :(
Please advise, if you have any idea.
I didn't try it so I have no idea right now.

by the way your question was talking about one issue
"Which version....etc"

Good luck
Insatll chinese support and set your local language to Chinese
m_a_n_i_s_hAuthor Commented:
I eventually got it confirmed that the said version does not really support unicode, though it supports DBCS.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Editors IDEs

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.