Well, I realize that my testing and coding skills are weaker then I think
...

It turns out that national characters are converted OK, and the problem is
with a body of message.
I tried to test emails adding polish characters to the body of message and
it goes wrong. When I add them to the subject, I get a correct email -
means, polish characters are correct in a subject not in a body.
So I tried the test directly from Java on my PC and the result was the same
- polish chars correct at subject but not in a body of message.

Now I'm sure that problem is with java mail and encoding settings ...

Thanks for help - without suggestions I wouldn't have motivation to test
and check all the possibilities ..


-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Dan Kimmel
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:35 PM
To: Java Programming on and around the IBM i
Subject: RE: RPG, Java and national characters

I'm curious, then. Aren't "ąęźńł" Cyrillic? Some leftover from Soviet
occupation? I'm revealing my ignorance here; I know nothing about Polish but
would like to learn at least this little bit.

-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Szymon Nawrocki
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:32 AM
To: 'Java Programming on and around the IBM i'
Subject: RE: RPG, Java and national characters

I'm using V6R1

912 is not Cirillic - it's ISO 8859-2 ASCII

I'll try all things you've mentioned with 852 which is more accurate I think
(LATIN-2 PC-DATA)
(we don't use cyrillic but latin alphabet with some extra letters - like in
German for example )

Thanks a lot Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Dan Kimmel
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:04 PM
To: Java Programming on and around the IBM i
Subject: RE: RPG, Java and national characters

This site says Cyrillic EBCDIC CCSID is 808 or 880 depending on whether
you're using a PC character set or not.
http://www-01.ibm.com/software/globalization/ccsid/ccsid_registered.html

912 is Cyrillic ASCII. The ASCII conversion worked, but still left out the
characters, so I'd try 808 and see if that works. Change the CCSID of your
source file (or create a new one with the proper CCSID) and then copy over
your other source. See if those character constants are the same or change
in that translation.

Be sure and check the compile listing. There should be info in there about
the CCSID of your constants and whether those characters are going to
translate properly when you do comparisons in your code.

If none of these work, we need to look at your java code. The default String
constructor makes some assumptions about translation. Aaron may not have
considered foreign uses when he did his RPGMail. He is, after all, from a
little bitty town in Minnesota where the only non-English they encounter is
on the menu at the local pizzaria. :-) The simplest method is new
String(byte[] ba, String charsetName). Note that his code can be in your RPG
code as well. Prototype the String constructor in RPG as above and pass the
right value. Charset names are different from CCSID id's so investigate the
right one to use.

-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Dan Kimmel
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:40 AM
To: Java Programming on and around the IBM i
Subject: RE: RPG, Java and national characters

Did you mention what version of OS you're using? Translation improved
significantly at V6R1.

-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Szymon Nawrocki
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:49 AM
To: 'Java Programming on and around the IBM i'
Subject: RE: RPG, Java and national characters

All source files are 870 - which is correct I think ..

I tested conversion to other CCSID (ie. 912) before java method call and
there is a little difference on output, but still it is not correct

Anyway, thanks for your info

-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Dan Kimmel
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:20 PM
To: Java Programming on and around the IBM i; rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: RPG, Java and national characters

What'd the CCSID of your RPG source file?

There's a lot of mysteries surrounding character translation for me when it
comes to RPG/Java interface so this is pure speculation. However, I know
that constants in your RPG source are handled in the CCSID of the source
file. Those constants are, of course, embedded in the compiled code. I
*think* those constants are translated into unicode at run time (when the
java method is called) based on the source CCSID.

The question mark means its an untranslatable character. In other words,
there's no entry in the translation table at that code point.

-----Original Message-----
From: java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:java400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Szymon Nawrocki
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:19 AM
To: rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx; java400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RPG, Java and national characters

Hi

I'a trying to use RPGMail (Arron's Bartell tool), to expand my RPG and Java

skills - and everything is fine except one problem with national

characters.

When I try to send e-mails with Polish specific characters ("ąęźńł") -

for example in a subject - recipent always gets question mark '?' sign

instead one of that strange polish ones. I've checked everything I suspect

that could be a problem and now I run out of ideas ...



- JVM is running with polish encoding (ISO8859-2)

- iSeries CCSID is Polish

Polish characters hardcoded in Java sources are sent OK, when I code them

in RPG sources (get from database) they go wrong ..



Maybe someone could give me some advise or prompt what to check ...

Regards

Szymon

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