When I insert Unicode data using the Sybase BCP utility there is no problem. When I insert Unicode data from a COBOL program using embedded SQL it becomes corrupted. Same result in Windows and Solaris (UNIX). I have set the "LANG" environment variable to "us_english.utf8" and issued "set char_convert off", to no avail.
The COBOL isn't a problem; I can manipulate the data, I just can't store it properly in Sybase "univarchar" columns. Using bcp with "-Y -Jutf8" works fine.