Support for Unicode and non-Unicode characters

The probe can process multibyte characters and so can display both Unicode and non-Unicode characters.

Use the following procedure to set up the probe to process multibyte characters:

  1. Ensure that the EMS is configured to send data in UTF-8 format.
  2. Set the appropriate locale on the system that runs the probe by changing the values of the LANG and LC_ALL environment variables. For example, to set the locale to simplified Chinese, use the following commands:
    export LANG=zh_CN.utf8
    export LC_ALL=zh_CN.utf8
  3. Set the following properties of the probe:
    Property Value
    EncodingStandard UTF-8
    ORBCharEncoding UTF8
    ORBWChardefault UTF16
  4. Configure the ObjectServer to enable the insertion of data that uses UTF-8 encoding. The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Administration Guide shows how to create, configure, and run an ObjectServer in UTF-8 mode.
  5. Run the probe or restart it, if it is already running.