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RE: Shift_JIS , UTF-16, iso-2022-jp

From: Vinod Balakrishnan <vinod@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 09:17:58 -0800
To: <etienne.kroger@welocalize.com>, "'Diaz, Michelle \(Bolton\) \(by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>\)'" <mdiaz@husky.ca>, <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DHECLCFEEOMKJEEIPHDJMEFOCFAA.vinod@adobe.com>

First of all UTF-16 is not a recommended encoding for the wire/internet.

In case, if the page is encoded in UTF-16, there can be endian issues also.
You may need to try it out on both endian platforms (like Mac and Windows)
to nail down this problem.

Regarding the font, If you are Win2K/XP user with Japanese fonts you can set
the font to "Tahoma" for UTF-16, it will take care of picking up the right
font for you

-Vinod

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Etienne Kroger
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 6:19 AM
> To: 'Diaz, Michelle (Bolton) (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)';
> www-international@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Shift_JIS , UTF-16, iso-2022-jp
>
>
>
>
> a few points you may consider:
>
> - most servers don't support utf-16.
>
> - are you sure that the actual encoding matches what your tag announces?
>
> - in some cases, you may have font tag issues as well, i.e. you may be
> forcing the browser to use a font that does not offer japanese glyphs.
>
> etienne
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Diaz, Michelle
> (Bolton) (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 8:53 AM
> To: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Shift_JIS , UTF-16, iso-2022-jp
> Importance: High
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi there,
>
> I'm hoping someone can help me. We send out html files for Japanese
> translation. These files are returned with the encoding:
>
> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=UTF-16">
> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Language" CONTENT="jp">
>
> With this encoding, I cannot view the Japanese fonts, only box
> characters. I
> tried using other encodings: Shift_JIS, and iso-2022-jp. But
> these all don't
> seem to work.
>
> What other things could I pinpoint to know why these fonts are displaying
> properly? Could it be the use of text editor versus html editor?  Am I
> missing another tag?
>
> Please help me! Thanks in advance.
> Michelle
>
>
>
>
Received on Thursday, 7 November 2002 12:18:05 GMT

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