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A new box comes with a QCCSID appropriate to the installed language...

The problem is with systems that were installed years ago and migrated to
their current hardware.


On Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 12:27 PM James Rich <james@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Sun, 26 Feb 2023, Scott Klement wrote:

The biggest problem is getting everyone to change their applications to
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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