EBCDIC to ASCII
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Dec 28 19:54:18 CET 2016
Mark Wieder wrote:
> On 12/28/2016 08:32 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Anyone here have a function to translate the old EBCDIC encoding
>> format to anything more modern format like ASCII or UTF-8?
> Hopefully this is a year-end joke. Ha! Good one.
You might think so, but I'm actually asking for a forum member:
Oddly enough, he says he has an FTP client that will do the translation
automatically for him when he chooses "text" transfer mode.
While reading up on this I found that the Wikipedia page for that format
has a section titled "Criticism and humor", which includes this gem:
Professor: "So the American government went to IBM to come up with
an encryption standard, and they came up with—"
> If not, here are some tables. I can't think of anything other than a
> huge switch statement that would do this, and iterating through the
> text character by character.
Yeahm, probably not hard, but I'm not in a position to write it for him
and was hoping we might have something ready-to-use in our community
that I could point him to.
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