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Customer's model so far has been to minimize their deployment of unicode databases (it has to do with complexity and db2 skilling), so for cases where they require some columns of unicode data, they want a built-in DB2 datatype to support this. For example, I see that SAP has some libraries that support this (http://www.sapdb.org/7.4/htmhelp/c7/e7cd855f744a7eaac6bde885a00e85/content.htm).
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