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    Unanswered: Symantec Q&A/DOS, and non-ASCII chars

    I've been asked to convert a Q&A database to a Mac platform. This is probably a general DOS question, but the file contains text with bytes >127 in what are obviously foreign-language words and names. I need to translate these to the Mac equivalents. Anybody know of any tables showing such a mapping? Or, at least, a table showing byte values from 128-255 and how DOS displays them?

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    Did you get your question answered?

    I was wondering if you got your question answered? I would like to ask you how you are actually getting the conversion to happen for mac? I'm a Filemaker developer, and have been asked to convert to FMPro database. I'm unable to read any of the data at this point. Any pointers?
    Thanks
    Kent


    Quote Originally Posted by Mandu
    I've been asked to convert a Q&A database to a Mac platform. This is probably a general DOS question, but the file contains text with bytes >127 in what are obviously foreign-language words and names. I need to translate these to the Mac equivalents. Anybody know of any tables showing such a mapping? Or, at least, a table showing byte values from 128-255 and how DOS displays them?

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    Just in case anyone else needs this, Q&A used a proprietary ASCII table for extended ASCII characters. Here is the table:

    Code:
      0                         43     +         86     V
      1                        44     ,         87     W
      2                        45     -         88     X
      3                        46     .         89     Y
      4                        47     /         90     Z
      5                        48     0         91     [
      6                        49     1         92     \
      7     - BELL-             50     2         93     ]
      8     - BS -              51     3         94     ^
      9     - H TAB -           52     4         95     _
     10     - L FEED -          53     5         96     `
     11     - V TAB -           54     6         97     a
     12     - FORM FEED -       55     7         98     b
     13     - CARRIAGE RETURN - 56     8         99     c
     14     - SHIFT OUT -       57     9        100     d
     15     - SHIFT IN -        58     :        101     e
     16                        59     ;        102     f
     17                        60     <        103     g
     18                        61     =        104     h
     19                        62     >        105     i
     20                        63     ?        106     j
     21                        64     @        107     k
     22                        65     A        108     l
     23                        66     B        109     m
     24                        67     C        110     n
     25                        68     D        111     o
     26     - not entered -     69     E        112     p
     27     - not entered -     70     F        113     q
     28                        71     G        114     r
     29                        72     H        115     s
     30                        73     I        116     t
     31                        74     J        117     u
     32     - blank space -     75     K        118     v
     33     !                   76     L        119     w
     34     "                   77     M        120     x
     35     #                   78     N        121     y
     36     $                   79     O        122     z
     37     %                   80     P        123     {
     38     &                   81     Q        124     |
     39     '                   82     R        125     }
     40     (                   83     S        126     ~
     41     )                   84     T        127     
     42     *                   85     U        128     
    129                       172             215     
    130                       173     *        216     
    131                       174             217     
    132                       175             218     
    133                       176             219     
    134                       177             220     
    135                       178             221     
    136                       179             222     
    137                       180             223     
    138                       181             224     
    139                       182             225     
    140                       183             226     
    141                       184             227     
    142                       185             228     
    143                       186             229     
    144                       187             230     
    145                       188             231     
    146                       189             232     
    147                       190             233     
    148                       191             234     
    149                       192             235     
    150                       193             236     
    151                       194             237     
    152                       195             238     
    153                       196             239     
    154                       197             240     
    155                       198             241     
    156                       199             242     
    157                       200             243     
    158                       201             244     
    159                       202             245     
    160     *                  203             246     
    161                       204             247     
    162                       205             248     
    163                       206             249     
    164                       207             250     
    165                       208             251     
    166                       209             252     
    167                       210             253     
    168                       211             254     
    169                       212             255
    170                       213     
    171                       214     
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