Re: Question about IBM character sets

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Jul 14 1998 - 10:40:49 EDT

Asmus Freytag wrote:

> All PCs use 932 as numeric index to refer to Shift-JIS. What you get varies
> by vendor (and operating system). When MS made the switch to Windows, they
> coalesced the NEC and IBM extensions (relative to JIS X-0208) into a superset
> 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.

But that's OK. As someone from IBM (I forget just who) told us on
this list, code pages are allowed to grow without changing identity.
If characters are moved or deleted, then a new codepage is created.

John Cowan
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