[TxMt] NEED Japanese Text Encoding! (pretty please?)
sean at datafly.net
Mon Jul 25 03:53:51 UTC 2005
>> 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?
It seemed to only affect form elements -- I'm not entirely sure that
maybe my meta tags or apache config weren't the problem. Interesting
sidenote however: If you go to google.co.jp using Safari (or almost
any other browser), it serves up a tasty helping of UTF-8 encoded
Japanese. But if you go to the same url using Mac IE, it uses Shift-
JIS. Weird, huh?
> 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.
Interesting. It look okay to me too. Even the form buttons.
>> 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).
That would be great! Even if I'm able to make a clean break and
start all new projects as UTF-8, I'll still need my code editor not
to barf on the tons and tons of existing Shift-JIS and EUC-JP docs
that I may need to work on someday.
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