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SAS Encoding: Understanding the Details by Manfred Kiefer

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Chapter 4

Troubleshooting Encoding Problems and FAQ

Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitate. (Entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity.)
—William of Occam

General Remarks

SAS Encoding and Locale-Related System Options

Operating System-Specific Options

Windows

UNIX

X Window System

z/OS

The Next Steps

How to Handle Specific Issues

Transcoding Problems

Multilingual Data Handling

Garbage Characters in Output or Display

Problems with RDBMS Access

Chapter Summary

General Remarks

Always try to reduce a problem to its core. Cut out unnecessary clutter and try to reproduce the issue with a small, self-contained sample. In many cases, ...

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