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Re: Doubt regarding IME

From: Tex Texin <texin@progress.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 00:41:23 -0400
Message-ID: <3CB513F3.8E5D7A60@progress.com>
To: souravm <souravm@infy.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org
The Japanese character set has the english letters and also digits
encoded twice.
Once as ASCII characters. Again as double-byte (and generally
double-width) characters.
When you use the IME/Hiragana you are getting the double-byte version
and your search routines are not treating these as equivalent to the
single-byte versions.

There are also other characters that represent numeric values in
Japanese, and more generally other languages can have other
representations for numbers.

tex

> souravm wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> 
> 
> I’m facing a strange problem with IME.
> 
> 
> 
> Here goes the scenario. I’ve written the string 8890 in a text file
> (.txt) and saved it. Now I’ve opened the file and open the search
> dialogue box. At this point I’ve used the IME and changed the language
> option to Japanese (Hiragana). Using IME I typed 8890 and try to
> search the string. The string was not found. However, if I write the
> same string in the text file using the IME, the string can be searched
> in the  above described way.
> 
> Please let me know what is the reason behind this observation. Does
> IME use completely different types of encoding for different languages
> even for the numerals ?
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Sourav
> 
> 

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