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Asserting Correct Code Page Use

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123504D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 17K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Webb, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

In document transmission systems, using code pages it is important to ensure that each file received for processing has the correct code page information associated with it. This is achieved simply and effectively by encrypting the file on transmission.

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Asserting Correct Code Page Use

   In document transmission systems, using code pages it is
important to ensure that each file received for processing has the
correct code page information associated with it.  This is achieved
simply and effectively by encrypting the file on transmission.

   By using the code page identity (e.g. CCSID) as the key
for encryption, subsequent users of the file must correctly identify
the code page, otherwise the file is not decoded.  This is
particularly important when code page differences are small and
difficult to detect through examination.

   An application can use the provision of the code page
identity both to encrypt the file and set the locale.