Recently, many japanese programmers reported imcompatibilities of
Unicode used by Microsoft Windows 95/NT.
As a result of my tests, I found that microsoft uses his own encoding
For example, "WAVE DASH" of JIS X 0208 is converted to "WAVE DASH"
(U+301C) of Unicode ordinarily (Ex. JIS X 0221 = ISO/IEC 10646). But
Windows 95/NT converts it to "FULLWIDTH TILDE" (U+FF5E).
And "MINUS SIGN" of JIS X 0208 is converted to "MINUS SIGN" (U+2212)
ordinarily. But Windows 95/NT converts it to "FULLWIDTH HYPHEN-MINUS"
These differences of encoding conversion produce imcompatibilities
between different unicode-based systems (Ex. Windows and Java).
Microsoft may want to use "Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms" area. But
Windows 95/NT are rich text system and they can design appropriate
glyph size and width fonts easily.
Why microsoft uses non-standard encoding conversions although it
produces imcompatibilities? Are these bugs?
Kazuhiro Kazama (email@example.com) Ingrid Project
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