I have some routines I use such as ToMixed(fieldname) that convert to upper/lower case and they need to be able to handle Graphic character fields with CCSID 13488 (UCS-2).

The traditional %Xlate with not do it because there will be multiple languages (English and German to start). I have also looked at the QlgConvertCase API, but is says that "This API does not convert double-byte character data from and double-byte character set (DBCS) or from a mixed-byte character set". I have tried to converting with this API and in fact is does not convert by field. This API can base conversion on a CCSID, but it appears that it does not do this for Graphic character field (a 10 byte character field takes up 20 Graphic bytes).

Is there another way to do Upper/Lower case conversions with Graphic UCS-2 fields or am I possibly doing something wrong using the API. ( When I step through it in debug, it looks okay.)

Do I have to convert the Graphic CCSID 13488 field to normal (us) CCSID 37 character field, convert the case, then convert back to Graphic CCSID 13488?


Dave Murvin
DRM Enterprises, Inc.

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