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Subject: Re: Representing EBCDIC code 37 in xslt
From: a kusa <akusa8@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:54:28 -0600
Re:  Representing EBCDIC code 37 in xslt
Sorry, missed Michael Kay's response.

I am using saxon 9 as the processor for transformation.

And like I said before I cannot set output encoding to ebcdic for the
whole document. Is there any other way to do it?

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM, a kusa <akusa8@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Michael:
> Thanks for your quick response. I did mention that I tried utf-8 and
> iso-8859-1 encoding. I cannot set the whole encoding to EBCDIC since
> that will change all the other text to gibberish.
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Michael Sokolov
> <msokolov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Sorry for stating the obvious, but you didn't say what output encoding you
>> have.  Have you tried
>> <xsl:output method="text" encoding="ebcdic" />
>> ?
>> -Mike
>> On 12/30/2013 09:50 AM, a kusa wrote:
>>> Hello:
>>> I have an issue with representing EBCDIC code 37 in XSLT. I am
>>> converting an XML file to a flat file and ftping from unix to
>>> mainframe. I am not sure where to start debugging this issue. Here is
>>> the issue:
>>> I have latin-1 special characters like the plusminus sign, the
>>> registered trademark, fraction one half that I need to convert to
>>> EBCDIC code 37 values. I am using xslt 2.0. So I have an output
>>> character map defined for these special characters. So I have:
>>> <xsl:output-character character="." string="&#175;"/>
>>> As you can see from my example, I have tried the exact EBCDIC value.
>>> When this converts into a text file which is what I am doing, I get
>>> this strange gibberish character in the output -..
>>> But when I view it on the mainframe server, it is converted to a
>>> I have tried using encoding in utf-8 and iso-8859-1. Nothing works.
>>> Is there anything I can do in XSLT 2.0 to convert these characters
>>> into the right format that mainframe accepts?
>>> Any tips?
>>> Thanks.

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