15.10 - Japanese Client Character Set Support - Teradata Database

Teradata Database International Character Set Support

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Teradata Database
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15.10
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Configuration
User Guide
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B035-1125-015K

Teradata Database allows you to submit requests using Japanese character data containing Kanji, Katakana, Hiragana, Romaji, and various other characters.

 

Characters

Description

Kanji

An ideographic script.

Katakana

A syllabic script used for foreign words.

Hiragana

A syllabic script that can be mapped one-for-one with Katakana.

Hiragana is used for Japanese articles and words that do not have Kanji forms.

Romaji

The Japanese name for the standard Roman (Latin) alphabet.

All Japanese client character set must be manually enabled for use in Teradata Database, as shown in Chapter 3: “Using Standard Teradata Client Character Sets.”

Japanese characters tend to be drawn to fill a square, and text is often written vertically. Standard fixed-width Western writing tends to require two characters to fill a square, and the style is called Hankaku, or half-square, as opposed to the standard Zenkaku, or full-square, mode of writing.

SQL keywords, such as SELECT, cannot be translated into Japanese and be expected to act as keywords. Only Hankaku Romaji characters may be used to type a keyword, not Zenkaku Romaji characters.