GLS User's Guide

These topics describe the Global Language Support (GLS) feature available in HCL® Informix® products.

The GLS feature allows HCL Informix application-programming interfaces (APIs) and HCL Informix database servers to handle different languages, cultural conventions, and code sets. These topics describe only the language-related topics that are unique to GLS.

These topics provide GLS information about HCL Informix database servers for both Microsoft™ Windows™ and UNIX™.

These topics are written for system administrators and application developers who want to use the GLS environment to create globalized database management applications with HCL Informix products.

These topics are primarily intended for those users who must use HCL Informix products with a nondefault locale. It assumes that you are familiar with HCL Informix database servers and associated products.

If you need more information about features of your operating system to support non-ASCII characters in file names, path names, and other contexts, see your operating system documentation.

For information about software compatibility, see the HCL Informix GLS release notes.

Also see the IBM Informix GLS API Programmer's Guide, a companion document that describes the global language support (GLS) application programming interface (API) available in IBM Informix ESQL/C and HCL Informix DataBlade® modules.

These topics are taken from the HCL Informix GLS User's Guide.