Using the uconv command to convert coded character sets

Starting with InfoPrint Manager for Windows, Version 4 Release 4, iconv was replaced with uconv and uconv is used with the product as well for translating text strings. uconv also lets you use UTF16 characters for translation.


If you have written any line-data user-exit programs that use iconv, you need to alter them to use uconv instead.

From a Command Prompt window, you can invoke the uconv command to convert the encoding of characters read from either standard input or the specified file from one code character set (CCSID) to another and then write the results to standard output (for example to convert ASCII to EBCDIC). This command is useful when the line data coded character sets must be changed so they match the coded character sets for the available font resources for a job. These are often applied for job resources (such as page definitions and form definitions) that have been created on either an AIX or an z/OS operating system and sent to Windows.

For more information about the uconv command, see InfoPrint Manager: Reference.