So, IBM-932 is a super set of MS cp932, in layout also?
Does conversion needed?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Asmus Freytag [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, July 13, 1998 14:42
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: Re: Question about IBM character sets
> >1. Is IBM-932 the same as SHITF-JIS encoding point by point? My
> >is that does conversion needed between these 2 code pages?
> I've always thought that SHIFT-JIS was a generic term, with various
> implementations depending on vendor.
> All PCs use 932 as numeric index to refer to Shift-JIS. What you get
> by vendor (and operating system). When MS made the switch to Windows,
> coalesced the NEC and IBM extensions (relative to JIS X-0208) into a
> character set. This is referred to as code page 932 in the Windows
> API, but
> technically *not* identical to IBM's CP 932, but a superset.
> Using the superset approach allowed users with data generated on DOS
> where the character generator in the Video Rom used to define the
> set, to move their data to Windows, where the OS defines the character
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