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RE: Two technical questions on IEEE Std 754-2008

On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 08:13:55 -0700 Charles Stevens wrote:

Let's start with a record description entry (intended for data archiving and 
cross-platform portability) that one could write using ONLY standards-defined 

    03  NAME. 
         05  FIRST-NAME PIC X(20). 
         05  MIDDLE-INITIAL PIC X. 
         05  LAST-NAME PIC X(20).  

I assume that those are characters.  So, how does a user
know if those are ASCII, EBCDIC, Shift-JIS, 8-bit Unicode, ...?

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