Supplementary

Encode

Many of the z/OS modules offer options to convert the data encodings that are read, copied, and transferred from a USS file or a data set. Encoding is managed by setting the source and destination character set options within the modules.

A character set is an element of internationalization that defines how an alphabet or characters are represented in a particular language. A character set is made up of a series of code points or the numeric representation of a character. For example, the code point for the letter A in international EBCDIC is 0xC1.

A character set can also be called a coded character set, a code set, a code page, or an encoding. Examples of character sets include International EBCDIC, Latin 1, and Unicode. Character sets are chosen on the basis of the letters and symbols required.

Character sets are identified by a name or by an integer identifier called the coded character set identifier (CCSID). For example, Latin 1 might be called ISO-8859-1 or CCSID 819. The CCSID determines the character set name that is used with the iconv functions and z/OS module encoding options. The options used with the modules are input as a string, such as IBM-147 and ISO-8859-1.

Since the z/OS modules rely on iconv included with Unix System Service (USS), the allowable character sets can vary with each version of z/OS. To determine the supported encodings, you can log into z/OS USS and run the command iconv -l and to list all the supported encodings.

The supported character sets in IBM z/OS V2R2.0 are listed below.

Character set

UTF-8

UCS-2

TIS-620

ISO8859-15

ISO8859-13

ISO8859-9

ISO8859-8

ISO8859-7

ISO8859-6

ISO8859-5

ISO8859-4

ISO8859-2

ISO8859-1

ISO-2022-JP

IBM-eucTW

IBM-eucKR

IBM-eucJC

IBM-eucCN

IBM-62383

IBM-54191

IBM-53668

IBM-28709

IBM-17248

IBM-16804

IBM-16684

IBM-13124

IBM-13121

IBM-12712

IBM-9238

IBM-9061

IBM-9044

IBM-9027

IBM-8482

IBM-5488

IBM-5352

IBM-5351

IBM-5350

IBM-5349

IBM-5348

IBM-5347

IBM-5346

IBM-5123

IBM-5055

IBM-5054

IBM-5053

IBM-5035

IBM-5031

IBM-5026

IBM-4971

IBM-4946

IBM-4933

IBM-4930

IBM-4909

IBM-4396

IBM-1399

IBM-1390

IBM-1388

IBM-1386

IBM-1381

IBM-1380

IBM-1371

IBM-1370

IBM-1364

IBM-1363

IBM-1362

IBM-1256

IBM-1255

IBM-1254

IBM-1253

IBM-1252

IBM-1251

IBM-1250

IBM-1165

IBM-1161

IBM-1160

IBM-1159

IBM-1158

IBM-1157

IBM-1156

IBM-1155

IBM-1154

IBM-1153

IBM-1149

IBM-1148

IBM-1147

IBM-1146

IBM-1145

IBM-1144

IBM-1143

IBM-1142

IBM-1141

IBM-1140

IBM-1126

IBM-1125

IBM-1124

IBM-1123

IBM-1122

IBM-1115

IBM-1112

IBM-1088

IBM-1047

IBM-1046

IBM-1027

IBM-1026

IBM-1025

IBM-959

IBM-958

IBM-957

IBM-956

IBM-951

IBM-949

IBM-948

IBM-947

IBM-946

IBM-943

IBM-942

IBM-939

IBM-938

IBM-937

IBM-936

IBM-935

IBM-933

IBM-930

IBM-928

IBM-927

IBM-924

IBM-922

IBM-904

IBM-902

IBM-901

IBM-880

IBM-875

IBM-872

IBM-871

IBM-870

IBM-869

IBM-867

IBM-866

IBM-864

IBM-862

IBM-861

IBM-859

IBM-858

IBM-856

IBM-855

IBM-852

IBM-850

IBM-848

IBM-838

IBM-837

IBM-836

IBM-835

IBM-834

IBM-833

IBM-808

IBM-500

IBM-437

IBM-425

IBM-424

IBM-420

IBM-301

IBM-300

IBM-297

IBM-290

IBM-285

IBM-284

IBM-282

IBM-281

IBM-280

IBM-278

IBM-277

IBM-275

IBM-274

IBM-273

IBM-037

EUCJP

BIG5

62381

62337

61956

61953

61712

61711

61710

61700

61699

61698

61697

61696

54289

54189

53748

53685

49652

49589

45920

45556

45493

41828

41824

41460

41397

37813

37761

37732

37728

37719

37301

33717

33700

33699

33698

33665

33637

33636

33632

33624

33623

33621

33620

33619

33618

33268

33205

33058

32805

29760

29715

29714

29713

29712

29623

29621

29620

29618

29616

29614

29546

29541

29540

29537

29536

29535

29534

29533

29532

29529

29528

29527

29525

29524

29523

29522

29172

29109

25691

25690

25664

25619

25618

25617

25616

25580

25546

25527

25525

25524

25522

25520

25518

25514

25512

25510

25508

25504

25503

25502

25480

25479

25473

25467

25450

25445

25444

25442

25441

25440

25439

25438

25437

25436

25433

25432

25431

25429

25428

25427

25426

25076

25013

24877

24876

24613

21680

21450

21433

21427

21344

21317

21314

20980

20917

20780

20517

17584

17354

17337

17331

17314

17240

17221

16884

16821

16421

13676

13671

13242

13241

13240

13238

13235

13223

13221

13219

13218

13185

13184

13162

13157

13156

13152

13145

13143

13140

13125

12788

12725

12588

12544

09580

09577

09575

09574

09572

09449

09448

09447

09444

09306

09163

09146

09145

09144

09142

09139

09131

09127

09125

09124

09122

09089

09088

09066

09064

09060

09056

09049

09048

09047

09042

09030

09028

09026

09025

08692

08629

08612

08493

08492

08448

08229

05495

05487

05486

05479

05478

05477

05476

05473

05472

05471

05470

05354

05353

05211

05210

05143

05142

05137

05104

05100

05067

05056

05050

05049

05048

05047

05046

05045

05043

05039

05038

05033

05029

05028

05023

05014

05012

04993

04992

04976

04970

04967

04966

04965

04964

04963

04962

04961

04960

04959

04958

04957

04956

04955

04954

04953

04952

04951

04949

04948

04947

04945

04944

04934

04932

04931

04929

04904

04899

04596

04533

04520

04519

04517

04516

04397

04393

04386

04381

04380

04378

04376

04374

04373

04371

04370

04369

04133

01392

01391

01385

01382

01375

01374

01351

01350

01288

01287

01285

01284

01283

01282

01281

01280

01277

01276

01275

01258

01257

01232

01210

01202

01200

01168

01167

01166

01164

01163

01162

01137

01133

01132

01131

01130

01129

01114

01107

01106

01105

01104

01103

01102

01101

01100

01098

01097

01051

01043

01042

01041

01040

01023

01021

01020

01019

01018

01017

01016

01015

01014

01013

01012

01011

01010

01009

01008

01006

01004

01002

00971

00966

00965

00963

00961

00960

00955

00954

00953

00952

00944

00941

00934

00931

00926

00918

00913

00905

00903

00899

00897

00896

00895

00891

00878

00876

00868

00865

00863

00860

00857

00853

00851

00849

00806

00803

00775

00737

00720

00423

00421

00367

00293

00286

00259

00256