This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the DBCS  function in Microsoft Excel.

Description

The function described in this Help topic converts half-width (single-byte) letters within a character string to full-width (double-byte) characters. The name of the function (and the characters that it converts) depends upon your language settings.

For Japanese, this function changes half-width (single-byte) English letters or katakana within a character string to full-width (double-byte) characters.

Syntax

DBCS(text)

The DBCS function syntax has the following argument:

  • Text    Required. The text or a reference to a cell that contains the text you want to change. If text does not contain any half-width English letters or katakana, text is not changed.

Example

=DBCS("EXCEL") equals "EXCEL"

=DBCS(" excel excel excel excel") equals " excel excel excel excel"

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