How to translate EBCDIC to ASCII?

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 10:10 By Dave Brooks

Q: We need RPM Remote Print ManagerĀ® ("RPM") to translate EBCDIC to ASCII.

A: RPM has a native EBCDIC translator, which can handle not only US EBCDIC but European language extensions from a variety of countries.

Follow these steps to use the EBCDIC translator:

For RPM 5.0 and newer:

The SCS to Text Markup transform natively supports this translation. You can also change codepages on the various Text to Text Markup transforms.

For RPM 4.5:

  1. Select "Edit Queues" from the "Queues" menu in RPM.
  2. Choose which queue you want to translate from the drop-down queue list.
  3. Press the "Print Data Options" button.
  4. In the "Transform" tab, check "EBCDIC". Also, you can choose (from the drop-down list) to have RPM use a different language for translation. By default, RPM will pick the language closest to your computer's locale setting.