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On Sun, 26 Feb 2023, Scott Klement wrote:

The biggest problem is getting everyone to change their applications to use Unicode, IMHO. It's not really an IBM problem, every progammer in the world in every shop needs to write their applications in Unicode. It's hard enough to get IBM i shops to set their friggin' QCCSID system value (which involves almost no work or problems, yet it's like pulling teeth to get them to do it). Getting them to rewrite their programs and databases to use Unicode is a million times more work... the ability is there... getting people to do it is hard.

Is setting QCCSID something that IBM could improve by changing the install process to require it to be set? Since leaving it unset is the source of so many problems, why wouldn't IBM change the install process to set it?

I'm not disagreeing that leaving it unset is a problem, just wondering why IBM doesn't force it to something besides 65535.

James Rich

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