Natural Unicode

In the first edition of Software AG TECHniques Unicode has been mentioned.

When will this functionality be made available?

We plan to deliver Unicode functionality with Natural 4.2 on mainframes (not Natural 5 as mentioned) by the end of March 2006. At the same date we provide Unicode functionality on Windows and Unix as well.

Recently I tried to implement the Natural UNICODE on a Natural for VSAM stand alone environment and I had some rare errors that made me to inactive that options. One of them was the variable name when it has the # character no matter where it placed.
Do you any idea that clear me up that scenario.


Hello Osman,

What exactly was the problem with the # sign?
Can you please provide some more information?