Provide Accurate and Consistent Language Support for Your Global MDMP Systems by Converting to Unicode

  • by Alexander Davidenkoff, Solution Manager, Globalization Services, SAP AG
  • September 15, 2007
With the proliferation of global systems, organizations need to be able to handle data in a variety of languages across a range of platforms. To meet this need, all SAP applications based on SAP Web Application Server 6.20 and higher support Unicode, a character-encoding standard that assigns a unique number to every character in a database, ensuring proper representation and processing regardless of the platform, program, or language. With SAP NetWeaver 7.0, support for the old Multi-Display/Multi-Processing (MDMP) solution ends, and Unicode is the only supported character format. This article explains how to convert your MDMP systems to Unicode, including the pre- and post-processing steps you need to take to convert your data.

Alexander Davidenkoff

After receiving a doctorate in electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Alexander Davidenkoff joined SAP AG in 1992 to collaborate with companies in Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Asia-Pacific region. He now works as a solution manager for Unicode rollout, time zones, global integrated solutions using SAP NetWeaver, complex systems architectures, and related topics. He supports, advises, and trains colleagues, clients, and partners across the globe.

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