[TxMt] NEED Japanese Text Encoding! (pretty please?)

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Tue Jul 26 03:55:57 UTC 2005

On 25/07/2005, at 2.14, Sean Schertell wrote:

> Unfortunately, UTF-8 doesn't work for Japanese in some cases.  For  
> example Mac IE (still used by all those poor souls still stuck on  
> OS 9), shows lots of wacky characters.

Sorry to sound skeptical, but is that just a subset of the japanese  
characters, which it shows as wacky?

I tried launching Internet Explorer 5.2 (which is on my Panther  
partition) and went to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_language  
-- this page is in UTF-8 and contain several japanese characters, and  
although I don't read japanese, it does look alright to me.

> Remember, Japan is a huge (possibly #2) market for the web so this  
> isn't some obscure out in left field feature ;-)

I'm going to add better/actual international support to TM  
eventually. Though currently it looks a little like it'll be a 1.4- 
thing (but 1.2 and 1.3 should take shorter time than the current 1.1).

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