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From: <bruce.wallman@us.pwcglobal.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 09:53:50 -0400
To: "W3intl (E-mail)" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF9B44BF23.DE9104D5-ON85256B99.00486CDB@nam.pwcinternal.com>

Thank you Martin.

Yes, my question is specific to the following:

I see some (HTTP) characters arriving at our server (running on a Korean
machine) from an HTML form with text boxes (using a Korean IE browser) of
the form #99999;

The 99999 'appears' to me to be a number in the range 40000-60000. If I
take that number, subtract 65536 from it, and use a Visual Basic
ChrW(99999-65536) against it; the character that I get looks like the
Korean ideograph keyed at the browser. I have found no documentation to
explain this. I have taken a 'lucky' guess to get this far. Some
parameters: the server is sending the browser the Korean (or Japanese or
Chinese) Meta tag and 'Accept-Language' designations and there are other
translations of 'simpler' keyboard patterns occurring before I get to the
'left over' #99999; patterns. The #99999; seems to occur only for some
Korean 'three keystroke' characters. The general headings on the form are
sent by default in English, but some appear in Korean to the extent that
the server manager provides English to whatever translations in a database
table. What 'appears' on the HTML form does not effect the HTTP arriving
back at the server. The questions:

Will what I am doing work generally for all complex DBCS ideographs? Is it
in any way 'Korean' dependent? Are there other complex DBCS patterns that I
have not seen that require a different algorithm (for example, will I see
some numbers that are 4 or 6 digits rather than 5 or will I see some
numbers for which I should not subtract 65536, etc.)?

Thanks ahead for any help.


Hello xxxxx,

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