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RE: big5 and big5-hkscs

From: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:29:41 +0000
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E14011F8737B524BB564B05FF748464A5B1B7224@TK5EX14MBXC139.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
It's going to take me some time to track down that table.  I may even have to do as you suggested :)  Unfortunately I don't have time to look at that for a while, though I'm trying to find someone who has the table.


-----Original Message-----
From: Anne van Kesteren [mailto:annevk@opera.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:27 AM
To: Shawn Steele
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Subject: Re: big5 and big5-hkscs

On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:56:26 +0200, Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com> wrote:
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/shawnste/archive/2007/03/12/cp-951-hkscs.aspx

> By default, no, HK and other machines are the same.  We used to provide  
> a hacked code page as an optional file for HKSCS support, which used a  
> hacked CP950 (aka CP951) and installed that as CP950.  That provided  
> HKSCS glyphs by reusing some of the PUA code points.
> We recommend people convert from that mechanism to Unicode, using the  
> tool you found to convert from the UTF-16 PUA to UTF-16 HKSCS.
> What is actually found on the web, I have no clue.  Pretty much any  
> CP951 encoded data isn't going to be very portable.  Our recommendation  
> would be for people having such content to convert to UTF-16 (or maybe  
> UTF-8).

Thanks, this is awesome. Is there public documentation on the PUA code  
point to Unicode code point mapping? I guess I can install the utility and  
write some software around it to extract the mapping table, but I'm not  
very familiar with writing software on Windows.

Anne van Kesteren

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