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Re: UTF-8 problem with Japanese characters

From: <Yoshito_Umaoka@lotus.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 11:07:14 -0400
To: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF2249A1AE.E42F3B97-ON85256BA5.0051C39F-85256BA5.0053105A@lotus.com>

Hi there,

> I have heard from people that UTF-8 does not support all Japanese
> characters.

All Japanese characters defined in JIS X0208 are available in Unicode.
Although CP932 which implements JISX0208 has code area which is
reserved for user defined characters and if you use use the area to
represent non-standard characters, they are not available in Unicode.
UTF-8 is one of Unicode charset encoding, so UTF-8 contains all
Japanese standard characters.

> I was doing some research on it myself and found that
> although I was able to display an HTML page containing Japanese
> characters after setting the charset to shift-jis, the same does notseem
to be
> working for UTF-8.

Did you really convert the HTML contents from Shift_JIS to UTF-8
in the case?   I have never experienced on displaying Japanese
contents encoded by UTF-8 on major browsers (you may need to
configure the font properly on old versions of Netscape on English

>I am also facing similar kind of problem in Java.

What did you exactly do?

-Yoshito Umaoka
Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2002 11:07:56 UTC

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