RE: Compatible Systems

From: Lori Brownell (
Date: Wed Jan 28 1998 - 16:28:26 EST

The Windows 95 system supports translation to/from Unicode (UCS-2) from/to
various encoding formats.

The Windows NT 4.0 system uses Unicode (UCS-2) internally and also allows
for translation to/from various encoding formats. Any language version of
NT 4.0 can handle any Unicode characters. However, if you want to install
the encoding translation support for Simplified Chinese you need to install
that support separately. This is only necessary if you want to work in some
encoding other than Unicode. Let me know if you need to do this. If you
need to edit or input the Chinese characters using an Input Method Editor
(IME) then you will need to use the Chinese version of NT4.

Thanks - Lori

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Album []
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 1998 9:24 AM
> To: Multiple Recipients of
> Subject: Compatible Systems
> We have a three tiered application which we would like to covert to
> UniCode
> in order to support a Chinese version of our application.
> 1) The Client tier would use MS Windows 95 Simplified Chinese. Which
> encoding scheme of UniCode does this Version of W95 support? UCS2 or UTF2
> 2) The middle tier is a MS NT4.0 Server. I know that NT4.0 was built from
> the bottom up with UniCode in mind and therefore can I assume, that I
> don't
> need to use a Simplified Chinese Version of NT4.0 Server?? Also what
> scheme of unicode does NT4.0 support UTF2 or UCS2.
> 3) The third tier is Unix with Oracle The information I have
> gathered says that Oracle only support UTF2 (multi-byte) and not UCS2. Is
> this correct?
> Do I need to assume that in order for all three tiers to operate correctly
> together they need to all use the same encoding schemes??
> Many thanks for any assistance
> Regards
> Matthew

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