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Character Sets Dialog Box

Getting There

The need to translate characters is dictated by differences between the character set used by the source and the character set used at the destination. In most situations, no translation is necessary.

  • If both client and server use the DOS character set, no translation is necessary.
  • If the client uses the Windows character set and the server uses the ISO-Latin-1 character set, no translation is necessary.

The FTP Client can translate between the server character set and either the Windows or DOS character set. These settings apply to ASCII file transfers and characters sent from the server that are written to the screen.

Note: This feature is not available for SFTP connections.

The options are:

Translate files

Enable translation of ASCII files. Character translations occur when a PC file is sent to the server and when characters sent from the server are written to a client file.

Translate server messages

Enable translation when characters sent from the server are written to the screen.

Detect server Kanji type

Specify that character translation should be based on the type of Kanji character set detected in a file or message. This option is available only when Server is set to EUC, DEC 1983 Kanji, or JIS X0208-1983, and either Translate files or Translate server messages is selected.

Clear this check box to use the specified Server Kanji character set at all times.

Client

Specify the character set to use on the client PC when Translate files is selected. The default setting is the current Windows character set.

Server

Specify the character set to use during ASCII file transfers (if Translate files is selected) and when translating server messages (if Translate server messages is selected).

ISO-7/NRC

Specify the national character set (NRC) to use for replacement purposes. Translation replaces certain characters from the ASCII set with accented characters and symbols for a specific national language.

This option is only available when the Server character set is DEC Supplemental, ISO Latin-1, or HP Roman 8 and Change Roman-8 to ISO-7 and Change ISO-7 to Roman-8 are selected, or Change MCS to NRC and Change NRC to MCS are selected.

To server

These options are available only when either Translate files or Translate server messages is selected.

Change Roman-8 to ISO-7

If ISO-7/NRC is set to a value other than US ASCII, select this option to have Roman 8 characters translated to an equivalent ISO-7 character when possible. The ISO-7/NRC value determines the character conversion.

This option is available only when the Server character set is HP Roman 8.

Change MCS to NRC

Specifiy whether characters are translated from the DEC multinational character set (MCS) to the current national replacement character (NRC) set. The ISO-7/NRC value determines the character conversion.

This option is available only when the Server character set is DEC Supplemental or ISO Latin-1.

Half- to full-width Katakana

Specify whether characters are translated from the current half-width Katakana character set to the full-width Katakana character set. The Server value determines which Kanji character set is used during the conversion.

This option is available only when the Server character set is one of the JIS types (except Shift-JIS), the two DEC Kanji types, and EUC (Unicode).

From server

These options are available only when either Translate files or Translate server messages is selected.

Change ISO-7 to Roman-8

If ISO-7/NRC is set to a value other than US ASCII, select this optionto have ISO-7 characters converted to equivalent Roman 8 characters. The ISO-7/NRC value determines the character conversion.

This option is available only when the Server character set is HP Roman 8.

Change NRC to MCS

Specify whether characters should be translated from the current national replacement character (NRC) set to the DEC multinational character (MCS) set. The ISO-7/NRC value determines the character conversion.

This option is available only when the Server character set is DEC Supplemental or ISO Latin-1.

Full- to half-width Katakana

Specify whether characters are translated from the current full-width Katakana character set to the half-width Katakana character set. The Server value determines which Kanji character set is used during the conversion.

This option is available only when the Server character set is one of the JIS types (except Shift-JIS), the two DEC Kanji types, and EUC (Unicode).

Related Topics

Translation Tab (Site Properties Dialog Box)