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Subject: Re: [xsl] Representing EBCDIC code 37 in xslt
From: Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:00:24 +0100

If your local non-EBCDIC system displays gibberish, that may be fine.

How do you ftp to that mainframe? Do you use binary? If not, why not?

-W


On 30/12/2013, a kusa <akusa8@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
>>>> period(.)
>>>>
>>>> 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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