Does Gen supports Unicode/utf-8 for generated client/server applications with Windows GUI clients and CICS (DB2) servers over TCP/IP Gen CICS Listener?
Component: Gen Runtime Distributed
Gen does not support UTF-8 for servers on z/OS. Gen does support UTF-8 codepage for Windows GUI clients, using any supported middleware including TCP/IP. Gen does the translation/conversion between UTF-8 and the server codepage in runtime TIRCRUNC. Use the CEHBSAMP procedure MKCRUN to customize the codepage pairs included in TIRCRUNC as UTF-8 is not one of the default codepages included. Once customized deploy (new copy in CICS) the new TIRCRUNC DLL.
Note: The MKCRUN procedure also builds the TIRXINFZ user exit that specifies the Server codepage but since that has not changed no need to either modify or re-deploy that exit to CICS.