A double-byte character Set (DBCS) support


A double-byte character set (DBCS) is a character encoding in which either all characters (including control characters) are encoded in two bytes, or merely every graphic character not representable by an accompanying single-byte character set (SBCS) is encoded in two bytes (Han characters would generally comprise most of these two-byte characters). A DBCS supports national languages that contain a large number of unique characters or symbols.

TD/OMS supports entering text in any language possible. This means that also languages that require 2 bytes for each character are supported. These languages are also known as DBCS (Double Byte Character Set) languages. TD/OMS is using graphical character fields for descriptive fields to enable this support.

Besides support for entering information in any language TD/OMS also supports translation of the screen labels, messages and help text into any language. TD/OMS is currently available in English and Japanese. The help text is identical to the text available on the Remain wiki as this text is used as input for creating the context sensitive help text in the TD/OMS client.