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[Bug 27851] New: Add MS932 as a label of Shift_JIS

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Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:45:59 +0000
To: www-international@w3.org
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            Bug ID: 27851
           Summary: Add MS932 as a label of Shift_JIS
           Product: WHATWG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Encoding
          Assignee: annevk@annevk.nl
          Reporter: hsivonen@hsivonen.fi
        QA Contact: sideshowbarker+encodingspec@gmail.com
                CC: mike@w3.org, www-international@w3.org

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1120813 shows an email failure
when using Encoding Standard label resolution for processing incoming email,
because MS932 is not recognized as a label of Shift_JIS.

According to a Wikipedia pages linked to from the comments on that bug, Java
started recognizing the label windows-31j in JDK 1.4.1. Nowadays Java uses IANA
preferred names and treats MS932 as an alias for windows-31j, which is the
preferred name. The theory is that email labeled MS932 arises from MS932 having
been the Java-recognized way to name the Windows-flavor of Shift_JIS in legacy

https://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Web_Encodings#Encodings indicates that
Presto-Opera supported MS932 as a label of Shift_JIS. (And apparently also
supported the cp932 label, which the JDK doesn't know about.)

Although, we don't have a Web-motivated indication justifying the introduction
of ms932 as a label of Shift_JIS, it seems probably harmless and might fix more
than the one email that has been reported.

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