Unicode Support in UD6/CMtool

As a part of the effort to ensure that the XML files produced by the UD6/CMtool driver conform to the recommendations of w3c, version 1.02 introduced the option of storing the XML files in Unicode.

Many organisations recommend that all XML files should be stored using the Unicode character set, including Mozilla. This may be implemented as:

UD6 1.02 implements Unicode support, by converting the entire XML file to and from Unicode, including tags and comments, on the fly during processing.

The use of this technique does incur a performance overhead, so unless you require XML files in Unicode, it is not suggested to use this format.

To use Unicode support with UD6/CMtool, some additional settings must be placed in your assignment file (these should be in addition to any other settings described elsewhere for USYS$UD6_PARAMS):


NOTE: When unicode is selected, the mmf binary encoding selected with the ASN parameter USYS$UD6_PARAMS=mmf binary font 56 encoding ISO-8859-8 is overridden in favour of UTF-8.

NOTE: To use Unicode with IE5 you must use the ASN setting:

USYS$UD6_PARAMS=unicode noenc

Further Information

How the driver works with Source Code Control
Using UD6 for EDI/XML Data Interchange
Format of the files
Modifying the XML files directly
Differences between UD6/CMtool and UD7/XML-DATA and W3C XML-DATA format
Division of the entities

UD6 Overview
How to use the driver with a configuration management solution

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