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Re: Spec review request: CSV on the Web

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:57:28 +0900
Message-ID: <5535A078.7050808@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
CC: Public TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>, "public-csv-wg@w3.org" <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
On 2015/04/21 01:34, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:

> Not sure this is the latest, but this link appears to point to the
> information you'd want on Windows clipboard formats:
>
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms649013%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

> Note that the system automatically provides certain conversions,
> including some involving locale-sensitive conversions between text and
> Unicode. If the application puts one on the clipboard, both appear to
> apps that paste or drop.

Please don't use phrases such as "text and Unicode". They can be highly 
confusing for non-experts.

Unicode is text. Indeed, in this day and age, it's virtually the only 
encoding for text that makes sense on the Web, and for most local 
applications.

A better way to express this would have been "legacy system encodings 
and Unicode" or "CF_TEXT, CF_OEMTEXT, and CF_UNICODETEXT".

[Microsoft uses three kinds of labels, CF_TEXT, CF_OEMTEXT, and 
CF_UNICODETEXT, for text in different encodings. CF_TEXT uses the 
system-specific "ANSI" encoding (which on many systems has nothing to do 
with ANSI itself). CF_OEMTEXT refers to text in the system-specific 
"OEM" encoding. This in some cases (e.g. Japan) is the same as the the 
"ANSI" encoding, but in other cases (US, Western Europe), it's different.]

Regards,   Martin.
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