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Does OpenEdge support Romanization of Chinese characters?


TitleDoes OpenEdge support Romanization of Chinese characters?
URL Namedoes-openedge-support-romanization-of-chinese-characters
Article Number000181118
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: All supported versions
OS: All supported platforms
Question/Problem Description
Does OpenEdge support Romanization of Chinese characters?

Does OpenEdge provide out-of-the-box support for converting Chinese characters to words spelled with Latin characters (such as Pinyin)?

Can OpenEdge represent Chinese characters using only the ASCII character set?
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Clarifying Information
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OpenEdge does not provide out-of-the-box support for translating Chinese characters (encoded in a Chinese code page such as GB2312 or BIG5, or in a Unicode code page such as UTF-8) into words written using Latin letters (as in the Pinyin system). Any such translation would have to be performed by application code. Note that most Pinyin encodings require extended characters beyond the ASCII character set (that is, code points 128 and higher).

If the goal is simply to transmit Chinese (or other non-ASCII) characters unchanged to a target system, consider using the BASE64-ENCODE function to encode the Chinese characters into a Base64 character string. Base64 strings use only ASCII characters. The target system would be responsible for decoding the strings using the BASE64-DECODE function (for OpenEdge ABL applications) or an equivalent function (for non-ABL applications).

References to Other Documentation:

OpenEdge Development: Internationalizing Applications

OpenEdge Development: ABL Reference, "ABL Syntax Reference > BASE64-ENCODE function"

OpenEdge Development: ABL Reference, "ABL Syntax Reference > BASE64-DECODE function"

Last Modified Date4/6/2017 2:17 PM
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