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Re: UTF-8 problem with Japanese characters

From: <bruce.wallman@us.pwcglobal.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 09:11:31 -0400
To: www-international-request@w3.org
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF6515CB7C.A03F2E8E-ON85256BA5.0047E972@nam.pwcinternal.com>

I have had problems when I set a Korean browser away from its localized
default (UTF-8 off). This is the default for Korean and Japanese localized
IE. I was not able to tell if it was simply characters. The behavior that I
saw was the browser freezing based on a reply to a form page.

I have been able to send and receive all (I think) Korean characters, but I
have done it via the server I wrote going through specific routines
associated with DBCS characters and how they are handled on disks and in
the HTTP/HTML stream. We are currently running at a Japanese client, but I
only have a Korean machine for comparisons.



Sorry to barge in your mailbox without any previous acquaintance.

I have heard from people that UTF-8 does not support all Japanese
characters. I was doing some research on it myself and found that
although I was able to display an HTML page containing Japanese
characters after setting the charset to shift-jis, the same does not seem
to be
working for UTF-8. I am also facing similar kind of problem in Java.

Any pointers to this would be welcome.
Debmalya Biswas

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