National Locale Support (NLS)

This applies to Windows environments (local development) only. COBSQL error messages can be displayed in different languages depending on the setting of the LANG environment variable.

Most database clients include some NLS capability but their requirements for the setting of the LANG environment variable differ from those of this COBOL system. We recommend, therefore, that you use the alternative environment variable, COBLANG, which only affects this COBOL system, allowing the LANG environment variable to be used by the database client.

You can set COBLANG to one of the following values:
01 US English
05 Great Britain English
20 Japanese (Shift-JIS)

Any other value triggers the default NLS locale.

Note: COBSQL does not translate any error messages produced by the database precompilers.