OpenVMS ALPVMSI18N01_073 Alpha V7.3 GB18030 support ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS ALPVMSI18N01_073 Alpha V7.3 GB18030 support ECO Summary
Modification Date: 17-MAY-2002
Modification Date: Not Applicable
Modification Type: NEW KIT
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resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be
used to install the ECO.
Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2002. All rights reserved.
PRODUCT: OpenVMS Alpha
COMPONENT: GB18030 support
SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation
ECO Kit Name: ALPVMSI18N01_073
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None
ECO Kit Approximate Size: 97902 Blocks
Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3
System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: No
Rolling Re-boot Supported: N/A
Installation Rating: INSTALL_2
2 : To be installed by all customers using
the following feature(s):
GB18030 (Simplified Chinese)
The following remedial kit(s), or later, MUST be installed BEFORE
installation of this, or any required kit:
On OpenVMS V7.2-2 and V7.3, this kit requires a Compaq C Runtime
kit installed which supports the GB18030 locale.
In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
kit, the following remedial kits, or later, should also
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3. This kit addresses
the following problems:
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN KIT ALPVMSI18N01_073:
o China passed a new Chinese character set standard,
GB18030-2000, on March 17, 2000. GB18030-2000 is based on the
existing GB2312-1980 character set and the GBK character set
(a.k.a. Microsoft Code page 936) extended to 4-byte code
points. (Note that GBK is not supported by OpenVMS yet.) That
is, GB18030-2000 is a superset of the GBK and the GB2312-1980
character sets. This standard has more than enough code
points to adopt all the characters defined in ISO/IEC 10646.
Essentially, GB18030-2000 covers the same set of characters
covered by the Unicode Version 3.0 and ISO/IEC 10646-2000
ALPVMSI18N01_073 brings the GB18030 support to OpenVMS V7.3.
ALPVMSI18N04_072 brings the GB18030 support to OpenVMS V7.2-2.
GB18030 components and codeset converters from the current kit
are aimed at applications based on X/Open internationalization
model according to which character classification, case
conversion, and cultural data are retrieved at run-time from
the current programs locale using the C Run-Time Library
GB18030 support includes:
- zh_CN.GB18030 locale, a Chinese locale for the People's
Republic of China (uses the GB18030 codeset, which extends
GBK by means of 4-byte encoding).
- UTF8-30 locale, Unicode V3.0.
- Codeset converters. The following codeset converter pairs
are available for converting Simplified Chinese characters
between GB18030 and UCS formats.
. UCS-2_GB18030, GB18030_UCS-2
Converting from and to UCS-2 format
. UCS-4_GB18030, GB18030_UCS-4
Converting from and to UCS-4 format
. UTF-8_GB18030, GB18030_UTF-8
Converting from and to UTF-8 format
No reboot is necessary after successful installation of the kit.
Install this kit with the VMSINSTAL utility by logging into the
SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the DCL prompt:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL ALPVMSI18N01_073
The saveset location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory
that contains the kit saveset.
There are categories of locales that you may select to install.
You may select as many of them as you need.
* Do you want European and US support [YES]?
* Do you want GB18030 support [YES]?
* Do you want Chinese support (not including GB18030) [YES]?
* Do you want Japanese support [YES]?
* Do you want Korean support [YES]?
* Do you want Thai support [YES]?
* Do you want Unicode support [YES]?
This kit also has an Installation Verification Procedure which we
recommend that you run to verify the correct installation of the
kit. Instructions on running this IVP are given during the
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