A quick way to get your head around what is required can be found
If you are not using php - or if the built in function does not behave
as you want it, scroll down to the comments section of the page for a
simple home-brew function that does, and which could be implemented in
On May 30, 2008, at 1:03 AM, Curt Sampson wrote:
> On 2008-05-29 14:19 +0900 (Thu), Srinivas Patnaik wrote:
>> Is that possible to convert full width katakana to half width
>> programmatically at the server side.
> Yes. Quite easy if you know what you're doing.
> Basically, you have two choices:
> 1. Pick up a copy of Ken Lunde's _CJKV Information Processing_ and
> learn something about I18N.
> 2. Pay someone like me several thousand dollars to teach you this.
> While there are a lot of things that make developing for keitai
> difficult, from the cultural differences (how people use phones) to
> the cultural-technical (no, we don't use SMS in Japan) to the purely
> technical (it's darn hard to test on a Japanese phone when you're
> not in
> the country!), this particular question falls in to the, "anywhere in
> the world, you could have learned it if you'd wanted to" category.
> This question isn't even really Japanese-related; you could hire a
> developer who knew Unicode and had dealt with any two of: Western
> European, Greek, Turkish, Cyrillic, Bengali, and innumerable other
> alphabets; and he'd understand what to do.
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