on the client and then re-precompile etc your programs.
I need to re-precomplie my programs to make the setting available?
I think that if I use the db2set db2codepage=???? command all programs in the client machine will change the codepage directly, am i wrong?
PS I suppose I should point out that nothing I write comes with any guarantee of correctness. Like Johnson's definition of pastern, sometimes I write out of "ignorance, pure ignorance". Everything should be tested in the cauldron of your own environment.