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SAS 9.1 National Language Support (NLS) User’s Guide Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243253D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jan-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-18
Document File: 448 page(s) / 2M

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SAS® 9.1

National Language Support (NLS)

User's Guide

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS ® 9.1 National Language Support (NLS): User's Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.1 National Language Support (NLS): User's Guide

Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-59047-194-6
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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
Interaction between the LOCALE= and ENCODING= System Options 7

Chapter 3

4 Encoding for NLS 9

Overview of 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 14

Code Point Discrepancies among EBCDIC Encodings 15

Collation Sequence 16

Determining the Encoding of a SAS Session and a Data Set 16

Default SAS Session Encoding 18

Setting the Encoding of a SAS Session 18

Encoding Behavior in a SAS Session 19

Chapter 4

4 Transcoding for NLS 21

Overview to Transcoding 21

Common Reasons for Transcoding 21

Transcoding and Translation Tables 22

SAS Options That Transcode SAS Data 23

Transcoding between Operating Environments 23

Transcoding Considerations 24

Compatible and Incompatible Encodings 25

Preventing Transcoding 26

Chapter 5

      4 Double-Byte Character Sets (DBCS) 29 Overview to Double-Byte Character Sets (DBCS) 29

East Asian Languages 29

Specifying DBCS 30

Requirements for Displaying DBCS Character Sets 30