1998 Volume 4 Issue 3 Pages 119-126
MOLCONV [1, 2] that was a file conversion program for data formats of molecular structures in chemistry was transplanted from NEC PC-9801 for IBM PC or its compatible computers. Microsoft Visual Basic for MS-DOS sold in the USA was utilized as the compiler, because, IBM PC users were rapidly increasing with the popularity of Microsoft Windows in Japan; and this compiler was able to use a large property as Basic application until now. The Basic in USA was ordered using electronic mail and FAX, and imported. The price and the time to have Basic were a profitable deal over Japan. The main work for transplantation was replacement of functions or statements for Japanese two bytes character code with other functions or statements.