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national language support

Hi,

Is there a way how I can make SAS understand such national characters like “ā” “ī”, “ē”, “š” (they are in Latvian).

When I try to read them in with datalines, SAS gives me an error:

data test;
input letters $;
datalines;
ā
ē
ī
š
;
run;

An error occured executing the workspace job .. .
Integration technologies failed to submit the code. [Error] Some code points did not transcode.

Somehow, if putting the same in csv and reading in with infile statement, it works, though letters are shown in a changed way:

â
ç
î
ð

I have read much documentation about national language support, but can’t understand how it really works. Could somebody please give me some advice about this?

Thanks,
Ieva
SAS Super FREQ
Posts: 8,868

Re: national language support

Hi:
Your error message appears in this Tech Support note:
http://support.sas.com/kb/20/567.html

You might want to work with Tech Support on this issue. To open a track with Tech Support, fill out the form at this link:
http://support.sas.com/ctx/supportform/createForm

cynthia
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