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big5 and big5-hkscs

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:19:01 +0200
To: "Shawn Steele" <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.wbv19zed64w2qv@annevk-macbookpro.local>
Hi Shawn,

I was hoping you could clear something up for me regarding big5. As far as  
I can tell Internet Explorer treats big5 and big5-hkscs the same. When  
generating all the possible multi-byte sequences (0x81 to 0xFE as lead,  
0x40 to 0x7E and 0xA1 to 0xFE as trail) I get 19782 code points of which  
6217 are in PUA in Internet Explorer. Is it still the case (as suggested  
by http://www.microsoft.com/hk/hkscs/ and elsewhere) that these map to  
different glyphs depending on the user's locale?

Other questions you could really help me with:

1. If they do indeed map differently, is there a way to get more  
information as to how they map differently?
2. Is there information available what the best Unicode code points for  
these PUA code points are?

I did not email this to the charset list as it seemed off-topic. I did  
however cc www-archive as this information might be relevant to other  
people. Hope that's okay.

Kind regards,


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Anne van Kesteren
http://annevankesteren.nl/
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