I'm hesitant to answer your question as stated as I suspect there is some
context you're asking it in that I'm not aware of. So let me say instead:

Assuming that byte is implemented using the conventional eight bits, there
is no such thing as single-byte support for Chinese text (period).

There is no reason to bring in "EBCDIC" and/or "Midrange".

There are multi-byte (sometimes referred to as variable-width) encoding
standards where Chinese text (or script) can be preserved while providing
single-byte ASCII processing transparency (UTF-8 for example), but this is
not single-byte and is not tied to any particular platform (as in
Midrange). Midrange systems such as the i do support encodings such as

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM, James H. H. Lampert <
jamesl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Quick question:

Is there such a thing as single-byte EBCDIC support for Chinese text on
Midrange systems?

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