July 26, 2000 (Release 3)
FB provides the tools for you to handle double-byte characters for use with applications that support Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean scripts. FB provides three ways of handling scripts. The choices are available in the Preferences window under the Vars tab. Only one selection ("Automate handlers for 1 & 2 byte strings") will allow the use of this statement. Because automated handlers are in effect at all times, you may wish to have your program temporarily ignore them by using DEF SETSINGLEBYTE and reinstate them later with DEF SETDOUBLEBYTE.
DEF SETDOUBLEBYTE; USR GETDOUBLEBYTE, USR GETSINGLEBYTE