flat database search with Far Eastern characters
Posted on 2002-03-03
I have a flat database online where visitors can input data or search the database. I have now to expand the search capability to include Far Eastern characters (Japanese).
The problem is, the script I am using currently is written in Python, which does not fully support Far Eastern characters.
However, I noted that it is possible to input Japanese characters properly, which is also correctly stored in the flat database. The search script garbles them, however.
Is there a simple solution to make a Python script handle Far Eastern characters? Or, as an alternative, can anyone suggest another search script that can search Japanese in a pipe delineated database and display the result as HTML?