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ABL Reference
ABL Syntax Reference : NORMALIZE function

NORMALIZE function

Returns the normalized form of a character string based on the specified Unicode normalization form.


NORMALIZE ( string , normalization-form )
The source string to normalize. The value may be of type CHARACTER or LONGCHAR.
If the string is a CHARACTER value, -cpinternal must be set to UTF-8. If the string is a LONGCHAR value, its code page can be any form of Unicode (for example, UTF-8, UTF-16, or UTF-32). This function returns a value of the same data type as the source string.
A character expression that evaluates to one of the following Unicode normalization forms:
*NFD — Canonical Decomposition
*NFC — Canonical Decomposition, followed by Canonical Composition
*NFKD — Compatibility Decomposition
*NFKC — Compatibility Decomposition, followed by Canonical Composition
*NONE — Returns the source string unchanged