Multibyte character handling in Flat file

Hi All,

Has anyone of you worked with multibyte characters in a flat file? If yes, could you let me know the steps to follow to handle it in wM.

I tried creating the templates using the multibyte parser. But it looks like that it can handle only fixed length files (The total number of records should always be the same). If we have some segments which might not come in the flat file in some occassions, it doesn’t seem to work.

If anyone of you have handled these kind of flat files, could you kindly let me know the details.

Also is there any other way of handling the multibyte characters in FF apart from using the templates?