Converts Japanese katakana characters from half-width to full-width.
||A string containing half-width characters. These characters may be katakana characters, Roman alphabet letters, or numbers.
||Optional A boolean flag to indicate whether conversion to full-width hiragana (0) or conversion to full-width katakana (1) is required.
||Optional A boolean flag to indicate whether voiced sound processing is required (1) or not required (0).
is a DSM-J function available in Unicode versions of InterSystems IRIS. It is used for converting Japanese katakana characters from half-width (hankaku) to full-width (zenkaku) characters. It also converts strings of Roman alphabet letters ("ABC") and Arabic numbers (123) from half-width to full-width.
can, optionally, convert half-width katakana to full-width hiragana. Katakana characters are commonly used for foreign terms and foreign loan words; they can be represented as half-width or full-width characters. Hiragana characters are the more standard way of writing Japanese. Hiragana is always full-width.
is 0, $ZZENKAKU
converts printable ASCII characters to their full-width counterparts and converts half-width katakana characters to full-width hiragana characters. The default value for flag1
is 1, $ZZENKAKU
converts printable ASCII characters to their full-width counterparts and converts half-width katakana characters to full-width katakana characters.
is 1 and a half-width katakana character is followed by a voice sound mark or a semi-voice sound mark, then (if appropriate) $ZZENKAKU
combines the half-width katakana character and the sound mark character into a target full-width hiragana or katakana character. The default value for flag2
$ZZENKAKU can be abbreviated as $ZZ in DSM-J mode. This abbreviation cannot be used in InterSystems IRIS mode.
The Japanese language modes are DSM-J (language mode 6) and DTM-J (language mode 7). To determine or to change the current language mode, and for a list of available language modes, see the LanguageMode()
method of the %SYSTEM.Process
function (and other $W functions) supports surrogate pairs of characters used to encode some Japanese kanji characters. For the ZFWCHARZ and ZHWKATAZ Japanese language pattern match codes, refer to Pattern Matching
in Using ObjectScript