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Re: Looking for UTF-8 *plain text* multilingual sample page and text editor

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 18:53:46 -0500
Message-ID: <3E8A268A.26FE80B7@i18nguy.com>
To: "Kurosaka, Teruhiko" <Teruhiko.Kurosaka@iona.com>
CC: "Www-International (E-mail)" <www-international@w3.org>

My Unicode Example page:


has a link to a zip file of a comma separated value file (ie plain text list)
of example data in UTF-8:


The intent was so for the file contents to be available to be easily loaded
into databases, spreadsheets, etc so it could be used for experimentation and



"Kurosaka, Teruhiko" wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking for a sample plain text file that has a few lines of sample text
> in different languages (at minimum, English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean)
> in UTF-8.  I have found some HTML samples such as below but I could not find
> an equally good one in plain text format:
> http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/utf8.html
> http://crism.maden.org/dunno.html
> I tried to convert one of the above to a plain text by eliminating tags and
> extra text but my editor (Meadow, Mule based Windows specialized Emacs
> editor) complains it cannot be UTF-8, probably because the text contains
> some byte sequence it cannot understand for whatever reason.
> I am also looking for a multilingual text editor that can read in
> plain text file in popular encodings of CJK and UTF-8.  It does not
> need to have any fancy functions.  Read, Write and Cut and Paste
> would be enough.  Hopefully, it should have a builtin font so that
> it can work on English Windows w/o extra font installation.
> If you can recommend any, let me know.
> T. "Kuro" Kurosaka
> Internationalization Architect
> teruhiko.kurosaka@iona.com
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