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RE: Language questions...

From: Etienne Kroger <etienne.kroger@welocalize.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:33:44 -0500
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003701c04f19$70ca80b0$6264a8c0@etienne>
Rajat,

As illustrated by our colleagues, there is not a one-to-one relationship
between encodings and languages. Encoding schemes based on the Unicode
character set or ISO-8859 span many languages. Likewise, languages can be
encoded in many ways depending on the underlying technologies (e.g. Japanese
or Korean listed below).

This is what makes this so interesting. :)

Etienne

-----Original Message-----
From: www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Patrick Jenny
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 9:36 AM
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: RE: Language questions...


Of course, they are encoded in Unicode as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shigemichi Yazawa [mailto:yazawa@globalsight.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 6:23 PM
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: Re: Language questions...


At Wed, 15 Nov 2000 09:02:57 +0900,
Bhatnagar, Rajat <Rajat.Bhatnagar@BroadVision.com> wrote:
 > 1. 	The character set for the above languages  ?

I guess what you want to know is the character encodings. Is this
right?  Although I'm sure there are many encoding schemes for each
language, I'll list what I know.

 > English
 > French
 > Danish
 > Finish
 > German
 > Italian
 > Dutch
 > Norwegian
 > Portuguese
 > Swedish
 > Spanish

ISO-8859-1

 > Polish

ISO-8859-2

 > Greek

ISO-8859-7

 > Hebrew

ISO-8859-8

 > Turkish

ISO-8859-9

 > Urdu (Indian)

don't know... ISO-8859-6 (Arabic) lacks some characters needed for Urdu.

 > Chinese (Simplified)

GBK
EUC_CN
ISO-2022-CN

 > Chinese (Traditional)

Big5
EUC_TW
ISO-2022-CN

 > Japanese

Shift_JIS
EUC_JP
ISO-2022-JP

 > Korean

Johab
EUC_KR
ISO-2022-KR

 > 2. 	Of the above languages which one writes from right to left ?

Hebrew and Urdu.

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Shigemichi Yazawa
yazawa@globalsight.com
Received on Wednesday, 15 November 2000 10:28:29 GMT

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