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Re: [Moderator Action] Re: [nelocsig] Re: International Search Engine Submission

From: Stuart Woodward <stuart@gol.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 19:11:48 +0900
Message-ID: <003301bf7866$3d666020$1700000a@vgkk.co.jp>
To: <www-international@w3.org>
> Maybe some of the kana were available in half-width values but not all?
For
> instance, when writing "shi-(little) ya for  "sha" (=person). Only a few
> kana would fall into this category. Someone wiser than me can say if that
> category has a name, but there are clearly half-width and full-width
> versions of the kana in question.

I think Barry is  getting confused here as these are different. Even the
little kana "ya" used to modify "Shi" into "Sha" has half width (0xAC) and
full width (0x8383) forms in Shift-JIS.

> Kana have changed in usage during the lifetime of people still alive -
> there are some that are no longer used.

By the way, I never noticed before but the rarely used kana characters (e.g.
"ye") are not included in the half width block in Shift-JIS.
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2000 05:07:10 GMT

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