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From: Mark Davis <mark@macchiato.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 11:39:50 -0800
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Davis (jtcsv)" <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>
To: "souravm" <souravm@infy.com>; <www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 07:15
Subject: Re: UTF-8 supporting Japanese characters


> > From some source I came to know that UTF-8 does not support some
Japanese
> characters. Just wanted to verify this point. Is it true ?
>
> There is a lot of misinformation floating around about the support of
> Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) characters. Aside from standards that
are
> synchronized with it, Unicode (whether in the UTF-8, UTF-16, or UTF-32
> format) supports more Japanese characters than any other. It supports over
> 70,000 CJK characters right now, and work is underway to encode further
> sets. Unicode and ISO 10646 are synchronized in repertoire and format.
> Unicode has the same repertoire as the Chinese GB18030 and GB 13000 (since
> they are synchronized with ISO 10646, although the former has a different
> ordering and byte format).
>
> The development and extension of the CJK characters is being done by the
> IRG, which includes representatives of the governments of China, Hong
Kong,
> Singapore, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam, plus a
> representative from the Unicode consortium (cf
> ttp://www.info.gov.hk/digital21/eng/structure/intro_irg.html).
>
> This group is very careful cataloging, reviewing, and assessing Chinese
> characters for inclusion into the standard. The only real limitation on
the
> number of Chinese characters in the standard is the ability of this group
to
> process them, because the characters are increasingly obscure (no
person --
> living or deceased -- knows more than a fraction of the set already
> encoded).
>
> Mark
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "souravm" <souravm@infy.com>
> To: <www-international@w3.org>
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 02:49
> Subject: UTF-8 supporting Japanese characters
>
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > From some source I came to know that UTF-8 does not support some
> > Japanese charcaters. Just wanted to verify this point. Is it true ?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Sourav
> >
> >
>
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