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Take Command / TCC Help v. 29


This allows the mapping of the 256 EBCDIC characters to their corresponding ASCII equivalent to be modified. This is necessary because not all EBCDIC character mappings are the same - particularly when it comes to special or control characters.


The current character mapping is displayed in the EBCDIC to ASCII table. The first column of the table displays the EBCDIC code, the second displays the ASCII character which it maps to. The code in the second column is also displayed in the Current Mapping list box. For example, the EBCDIC character F0h represents a 0 (zero) which is 30h in ASCII. To modify the ASCII character to which the EBCDIC character will be mapped, simply select the new character from the Current Mapping list box.


If you wish, the mapping table may be sorted on the ASCII code, by selecting the ASCII to EBCDIC option. In this case, the first column of the table will contain the ASCII code and the second column will contain the EBCDIC character which maps to it.


Character codes can be displayed in decimal instead of hex by selecting the Display as Hex checkbox.


The Default Mapping button can be used to restore the EBCDIC to ASCII mapping to the default.




If modified, the EBCDIC to ASCII mapping is not saved unless V has been registered.

The EBCDIC end-of-line character should be mapped to a Line Feed (LF = ASCII 0Ah) and not a Carriage Return (CR = ASCII 0Dh).