i imagine in your mainframes codeset, there are thai characters. they will have their own, unique hex value.
determine the hex values for thai characters in your codeset and either use sort to do-what-ever or code a routine in your favorite programming language (this includes rexx, unless you have large files), _________________ Dick Brenholtz
JCL, SQL and code in programs have an irritating habit of doing what you say,
not what you meant.
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