Does the Easytrieve/Linux support the UTF-8?

Document ID : KB000123519
Last Modified Date : 22/12/2018
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Question:
Does the Easy/Linux support the UTF-8?
Environment:
Linux
Answer:
UTF-8 is entirely different than Ascii, and extended Ascii with code pages.
The UTF-8 values from x’00’ to x’7F’ are the same as the Ascii characters. Values from x’80’ and above use a special encoding to represent up to 4 byte UNICODE characters. A single 4 byte UNICODE character can require 6 UTF-8 bytes.
Easytrieve doesn’t support UTF-8 encodings that are not Ascii characters on any platform.


Additional info;
The UTF-8 support may be added as a enhancement function with a enhancement request from Japan.  (Dec 22, 2018.)