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How to get UTF-16, UTF-16LE, and UTF-16BE codesets

Victor Semaska_3
Esteemed Contributor

How to get UTF-16, UTF-16LE, and UTF-16BE codesets

Greetings,

I have to get UTF-16, UTF-16LE, & UTF-16BE codesets installed and I'm not sure how to do this. I have Worldwide_Language_Support installed but they're UTF-8. I looked at the iconv utility but I'm not sure if that's what I'm supposed to use and how.

Can anyone help?

Thanks,
Vic
There are 10 kinds of people, one that understands binary and one that doesn't.
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Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: How to get UTF-16, UTF-16LE, and UTF-16BE codesets

Hello Victor
Can you give more information about that?
Do you need this codesets just for iconv or what?
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Victor Semaska_3
Esteemed Contributor

Re: How to get UTF-16, UTF-16LE, and UTF-16BE codesets

Vladimir,

I know very little about these codesets and how they work. A software developer says he has a Perl module that writes to an Excel spreadsheet and Excel internally uses UTF-16. He wanted to know if I can 'load' UTF-16, UTF-16LE, & UTF-16BE.

When I use 'locale -a' I see en_US.UTF-8. I can't find any option in the WWL kit to install the others. I came across iconv somehow and I'm not sure if that's what I'm suppose to use and how.

Thanks,
Vic
There are 10 kinds of people, one that understands binary and one that doesn't.