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Unicode support in PB 8.0.3 (Build 9704)

Posted on 2003-03-24
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Hi,
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,
Manish
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Unicode database support
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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



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by:m_a_n_i_s_h
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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.
Regards,
Manish
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by:HamdyHassan
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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
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by:Avinoam
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Insatll chinese support and set your local language to Chinese
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by:m_a_n_i_s_h
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I eventually got it confirmed that the said version does not really support unicode, though it supports DBCS.
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