EBCDIC to ASCII conversion
- I often need to convert files from EBCDIC to ASCII. Whenever I do,
though, three characters always get translated incorrectly:
end-of-line becomes Å
[ character becomes Õ
] character becomes þ
The Help file states that NoteTab can't read files with
variable-length records, which these are. The thing that surprises me
about this is that the translation always shows EOL char as that Å
char, and allows me to replace it with ^P. Rather than having to do
this all the time, I'd prefer to alter the Default.ebc file, if
possible, to convert that to ^P automatically. Can this be done?
Also, while the variable-length limitation explains the EOL char, it
doesn't explain why the '[' and ']' chars don't get translated
properly. I've tried various ways of converting these in the
Default.ebc but haven't had any success there either.