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SAS 9.2 National Language Support (NLS) Reference Guide

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Original Publication Date: 2009-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-19
Document File: 692 page(s) / 2M

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SAS® 9.2 National Language Support (NLS)

Reference Guide

SAS® Documentation



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2009. SAS ® 9.2 National Language Support (NLS): Reference Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.2 National Language Support (NLS): Reference Guide

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Contents

P A R T 1 NLS Concepts 1

Chapter 1

4 National Language Support (NLS) 3

Overview to National Language Support 3 Definition of Localization and Internationalization 4

Chapter 2

4 Locale for NLS 5

Overview of Locale Concepts for NLS 5 Specifying a Locale 6

Chapter 3

4 Encoding for NLS 9


Overview: Encoding for NLS 9
Difference between Encoding and Transcoding 12

Character Sets for Encoding in NLS 12

Common Encoding Methods 12

Standards Organizations for NLS Encodings 15

Code Point Discrepancies among EBCDIC Encodings 15

Collating Sequence 16

Determining the Encoding of a SAS Session and a Data Set 20

Default SAS Session Encoding 21

Setting the Encoding of a SAS Session 22

Encoding Behavior in a SAS Session 24

Chapter 4

4 Transcoding for NLS 27

Overview to Transcoding 27

Common Reasons for Transcoding 27

Transcoding and Translation Tables 28

SAS Options That Transcode SAS Data 29

Transcoding between Operating Environments 29

What's New vii

Overview vii

Documentation Enhancements vii

Internationalization Compatibility for SAS...