RE: Unicode Imcompatibilities on Windows 95/NT

From: Kazuhiro Kazama (
Date: Tue Jan 06 1998 - 22:57:00 EST

From: Lori Brownell <>
Subject: RE: Unicode Imcompatibilities on Windows 95/NT
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 18:25:05 -0800
> or tables to convert that data to Unicode or UTF-8 directly. Once in
> Unicode there should be no problems.

I think you may misunderstand real implementations for Windows 95/NT

Because unocode font glyph and collation data depend on an used
language, general unicode-based systems have them for only subset area
of unicode. For example, Windows 95/NT did so.

Please look U+301C by an "Unicode character code table" program by
japanese fonts on Windows 95/NT. This character is defined in JIS
X0221 mappings and used in other unicode-based japanized systems. This
character isn't displayed on Windows 95/NT.

And I doubt windows program can compare them.

A good solution may be that all unicode-based japanese systems treat
all unicode character used in all japanese<->unicode mapping. And
additional japanese industrial standards may be needed.

Kazuhiro Kazama ( Ingrid Project

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