A system with 2984 will have different system value defaults, different CCSIDs associated with some fields in IBM supplied outfiles, a different CCSID associated with the system cross reference file, and the like. These differences may or may not be significant to your environment, but do provide a sufficiently different system environment from 2924 that users may want to continue using 2984. For existing 2984 systems (or a new system entering into an existing network) there is no clear reason for them to change to 2924. For a brand new system you have your choice. "Urbanek, Marty" <Marty_Urbanek@st ercomm.com> To Sent by: <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> midrange-l-bounce cc s+bvining=us.ibm. com@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject RE: SBCS Primary w/ DBCS Secondary on V5R3? 10/12/2004 10:42 AM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion If a V5R3 system with an SBCS primary language can support DBCS secondary languages, then what is the use for Primary Lang 2984 English U/L DBCS? (why would anyone ever need a DBCS English language feature?) The reason I ask is because we're working on the config for a new i5 and we've configured it with 2984 as the primary (with intent to install 5562 DBCS as one of the secondaries). Prior to V5R3 it would have been necessary to do it this way, but I'm wondering if it still is or if we could have 2924 as primary instead. If either one would work, any pros/cons either way? Thanks, -Marty ------------------------------ date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 11:10:57 -0500 from: Bruce Vining <bvining@xxxxxxxxxx> subject: Re: SBCS Primary w/ DBCS Secondary on V5R3? Go to the V5R3 Information Center and select Programming/Globalization/What's new for V5R3 The first item is what you are looking for. -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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