Re: Era String in Japanese Emperor's calendar

From: Aki Inoue (
Date: Fri Jan 08 1999 - 21:40:56 EST


The "Heisei" era U+337B is a single character, and wcstombs (and
WideCharToMultiByte) generally returns a double-byte character 0x877E
for that (unless you specify compatibility decomposition, that is).

I think setting date format to gg yy/mm/dd will query the era string
from somewhere else in the system where "Heisei" era string is
represented with two double bytes (U+5E73 U+6210).


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From: Smita Desai <>
Date: 1999-01-08 16:39:15 -0800
To: Unicode List <>
Subject: Era String in Japanese Emperor's calendar
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Can anyone help me confirm if the era string character Ux337b translates
into two two-byte characters on NT? That is what NT Explorer seems to
display when iCalendarType is set to 3 in the Registry. The function
wcstombs with Ux337b returns a different double-byte character than what
NT Explorer displays when Control Panel date settings are set to gg

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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