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IBM i - iconv() - Unicode support enhancement (MS932 sequence)
Microsoft Unicode sequence support on iconv() is required. IBM i provides single 1399<->Unicode converter which complies Unicode standard, not the same as Microsoft conversion table. Thus, the result of conversion is different from 5035 (compatible to MS Unicode) and causes confusion to customers.
Academically correct but practically annoying. Other IBM S/W products provide function or procedure to switch between IBM and MS. Reference: - IBM i : incompatibility statement (Japanese) https://www-356.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/mem/ContentHandler/jp_ast_pdt_NT000096D2/lc=ja_JP - IBM i : PTF https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas3MF55094 - Db2 LUW https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/fr/SSEPGG_9.7.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.admin.nls.doc/doc/c0022611.html - Domino (Japanese) https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=607&context=SW000&dc=DB520&q1=ibm&uid=swg21463981&loc=ja_JP&cs=utf-8&lang=ja - PCOMM https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSEQ5Y_5.9.0/com.ibm.pcomm.doc/readme/readV57.html#Modify%20conversion%20table%20for%20Japanese%20code%20pages%201390%20and%201399 - HATS/HOD https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSXKAY_9.7.0/com.ibm.hats.doc/uglang.htm
Customer who (implicitly) use iconv() for 1399<->Unicode conversion see the same result as before (5035).
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