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Re: Representing EBCDIC code 37 in xslt

Subject: Re: Representing EBCDIC code 37 in xslt
From: Ivan Shmakov <oneingray@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:12:57 +0000
Re:  Representing EBCDIC code 37 in xslt
>>>>> a kusa <akusa8@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

[b&]

 > Well, I have <xsl:output encoding> set to utf-8 right now.  If I set
 > it to EBCDIC, then the rest of the content in the XML converts to
 > gibberish.

	Which is expected, if you view an EBCDIC-encoded XML file with
	an application that assumes ASCII-based encoding.  Try to upload
	the resulting file using FTP /binary/ mode to the mainframe and
	check if the file is still unreadable /there./

	(Alternatively, or perhaps complementarily, use an
	EBCDIC-capable application to view the resulting file locally.)

 > Thats what I meant.

 > I only need the special characters -esp. Latin-1 characters like the
 > plusminus sign, to convert to the right EBCDIC code.

 > I have a java program that FTPs the file; I believe the default is
 > ASCII.

	There /may/ be a problem if /either/ this program or the FTP
	server assume that the input is ASCII, because the characters
	such as PLUS-MINUS SIGN are /not/ representable in ASCII.

	One solution is to configure either the FTP client or FTP server
	to /correctly/ convert UTF-8 to EBCDIC.  The other is to
	configure the XSLT implementation (with <xsl:output />) to
	output EBCDIC, and send the result to the target host /without/
	any encoding conversion (i.B e., using FTP binary mode.)

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