Using Unicode

PowerServer supports the Unicode character encoding in PowerBuilder 2019 R2. You can display characters from multiple languages on the same page of a Web application.

String related functions

PowerServer supports the string related functions in PowerBuilder 2019 R2. The following changes, made since PowerBuilder 10, are also supported.

  1. Modified processing of string-manipulation functions.

  2. Asc and Char functions.

  3. Blob and String conversion functions.

Support ANSI and Unicode database

PowerServer supports both ANSI and Unicode database. For Unicode database it is recommended to use iAnywhere and jConnect driver because using JDBC-ODBC driver with Unicode databases may cause problems.

Calling external functions

PowerServer supports both Unicode encoding and ANSI encoding when the Web application calls external functions.