We have existing databases supporing the western european character set code page on our IBM z/OS mainframe. Our plan is to take this forward and support double-byte and multi-byte character data (same database).
Considering the direction Natural is going in supporting Unicode in version 4.2, what should I do with my Adabas data to support storage of Unicode data (i.e., to allow for Chinese characters for example)? Do I only need to convert Alpha fields to wide alpha format for those which may contain this kind of data? Or do I need to do more?
I have already decided that inverted list sequence can remain in normal EBCDIC order.