An example of this is shown in Figure 2 for the (EBCDIC
) keys "K" (hex D2) and "P" (hex D7).
Custodians should have an affirmative duty to ensure that all information is functionally available, including accurate record layout of tapes that list the density, blocking, and whether the type is in ASCII, EBCDIC
, or COBOL.
While there were some early problems with machines that did not have lower case characters, communications systems that could not handle tildes and carets, and IBM mainframes that did not perform ASCII to EBCDIC
translation correctly, the end result was quite successful.
Perhaps in environments with EBCDIC
instead of SCII coding it will be better to EOR the result additionally with a byte containing the length of the string.
With it, any ASCII (asynch) or EBCDIC
(synch) printer or plotter can be attached to 3270 Type A coas cluster controllers, connecting to the mainframe.
Magellan will also handle revisable format text (EBCDIC
), files compressed with PKZIP, and all ASCII files generated by other programs.
RPM translates EBCDIC
data and converts SCS to ASCII.
To the designers from English speaking countries, the availability of well-established international standards, such as the ASCII and EBCDIC
codes, imposes de facto norms and eliminates the need to consider the definition of new sets.