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The ICU organization has a notice on their homepage that they need someone to test ICU on an EBCDIC machine (z or i) or they will move to ASCII-only support which means dropping EBCDIC. I would expect that IBM is the only team that can provide said support/testing for ICU on EBCDIC machines. Therefore we are asking that you provide said support ASAP.
The move to and use of Unicode on IBM i is critical, not only to international language support, but for things like Regular Expression interfaces in SQL and C compilers.
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