Chapter 5.National Language Support with RPG IV

When businesses are expanding into new markets, there is a requirement to meet the cultural expectations of the end users in the countries. For programmers, it is important to be able to support all requirements for all countries without having to change the programs for each new country or language.

This chapter discusses the recommended techniques to be used for RPG IV programs. For more details related to other application parts, such as database, display, printer, and message files, please refer to International Application Development.

5.1 Recommended Usage of Characters in RPG IV

Since the alphabetic characters differ from country to country, and they do not have the same meaning ...

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