The iSeries announced in May 2000 future availability of Asian (DBCS) languages on the iSeries. This support has been successfully piloted and has passed through controlled availability with several customers and will be released generally soon.
This solution uses a Unicode database on the iSeries and supports OS/400 SAP ASCII application servers, which uses the SAP support for multiple languages (MDMP).
We, therefore, have only a few Asian DBCS customers - in Japan, with customers identified in China and Korea who are awaiting general release. In other Asian companies with no DBCS requirements, such as Malaysia and Indonesia, we have had a number of recent large iSeries customers.
Jim Sanders IBM eServer iSeries Product Marketing IBM Deutschland Informationssysteme GmbH IBM SAP International Competence Center Altrottstr. 31, 69190 Walldorf
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