Displaying special characters like the Yen currency symbol in IDEAL.

Document ID : KB000011970
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

The CA IDEAL programmers are unable to output the Yen currency symbol in CA IDEAL.

Question:

Can special characters like the Yen currency symbol be displayed in CA IDEAL ? 

Environment:
z/OS z/VSE
Answer:

Yes, it is possible to display special characters like the Yen currency symbol or the EURO currency symbol in CA IDEAL.

 

You need to zap module PMSTRND at the offset equal to the EBCDIC hexadecimal value of that special character by replacing 6F by the hexadecimal value representation of that special character.

 

In HOST CODE PAGE 037 , the Yen currency symbol has an EBCDIC value of B2.

So run AMASPZAP with 

//SYSIN DD *

NAME PMSTRND PMSTRND

VER 00B2 6F

REP 00B2 B2

Additional Information:

Have a look in DocOps.ca.com at :  

How to Modify the PMS Conversion Tables (PMSTRUC, PMSTRND, and PMSTRNDK) 

or have a look in the CA IPC Implementation Guide .