lucy24 - 9:45 pm on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
What language are we talking about? (The answer is not "Korean, you doofus, didn't I say that?" ;) ) The database itself doesn't do the work; it just stores what you give it. Different languages have different decoding commands. Sometimes more than one per language.
If it's any consolation, occasional visits to the in-progress areas of Google In Your Language suggest that even they haven't got it figured out yet :)