MIME Charset Names

This chapter lists the acceptable MIME charset values for the Charset parameter of the Open statement.

See the Open statement for usage.

Note: The MIME names are case insensitive.

Charset Name

Description

UTF-8

8 bit encoding of ISO-10646.

UTF-16LE

16 bit little endian encoding of ISO-10646.

UTF-16BE

16 bit big endian encoding of ISO-10646.

UTF-16

16 bit platform native byte order encoding of ISO-10646.

ASCII

US 7-bit ASCII, ISO-646

Windows-1250

Windows™ character set for Central European languages.

Windows-1251

Windows character set for Cryllic languages.

Windows-1252

Windows character set for Western European languages.

Windows-1253

Windows character set for Greek.

Windows-1254

Windows character set for Turkish.

Windows-1255

Windows character set for Hebrew.

Windows-1256

Windows character set for Arabic languages.

Windows-1257

Windows character set for Baltic rim languages.

Windows-1258

Windows character set for Vietnamese.

Windows-874

Windows character set for Thai.

ISO-8859-1

ISO character set for Western European languages.

ISO-8859-2

ISO character set for Central European languages.

ISO-8859-3

ISO character set for Esperanto and Maltese.

ISO-8859-4

ISO character set for Baltic rim languages.

ISO-8859-5

ISO character set for Cryllic languages.

ISO-8859-6

ISO character set for Arabic languages.

ISO-8859-7

ISO character set for Greek.

ISO-8859-8

ISO character set for Hebrew.

ISO-8859-9

ISO character set for Turkish.

ISO-8859-15

ISO character set for Western European languages.

KOI8-R

Cryllic character set.

Shift_JIS

Japanese character set.

EUC-JP

Japanese character set.

EUC-KR

Korean character set.

Big5

Traditional Chinese character set.

GB2312

Simplified Chinese character set.

GB18030

Simplified Chinese character set.

LMBCS

Lotus® Multi Byte Character Set.

Note: With Release 6, ISO-8859-10, the ISO character set for Nordic languages is not supported.

EBCDIC charset names

Charset Name

Description

IBM037

US and Canadian English, Dutch, Protuguese

EBCDIC-US

Alias for IBM037

IBM273

German

IBM277

Danish, Norwegian

IBM278

Finnish, Swedish

IBM280

Italian

IBM284

Spanish

IBM285

International English

IBM297

French

IBM420

Arabic

IBM424

Hebrew

IBM500

Intl. Eglish, Latin-1, Albanian, Belgian English, French

IBM838

Thai

IBM870

Latin-2, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish

IBM871

Icelandic

IBM875

Greek

IBM1025

Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian Cyrillic

IBM1026

Turkish

IBM1047

Latin-1 Open Systems

IBM1112

Latvian, Lithuanian

IBM1122

Estonian

IBM930

Japanese Katakana

IBM933

Korean

IBM935

Simplified Chinese

IBM937

Traditional Chinese

IBM939

Japanese Latin

IBM1388

Simplified Chinese