Re: cp 932 to UTF-8 conversion (for Java)

From: Yung-Fong Tang (
Date: Mon Nov 15 1999 - 18:50:27 EST

I have code a HankakuToZenkaku (Unicode to Unicode) text transformation in
mozilla source code from Ken Lunde's non Unicode base algorithm in Understanding
CJKV Information Porcessing. I am not sure it is bug free. It should be easy to
conert to Java....


"Peck, Jon" wrote:

> We need to convert Japanese Windows (cp932) encoded Java resource bundles
> into UTF-8. The Java nativetoascii converter seems not to allow us to
> preserve the half-width katakana characters, mapping them to their
> full-width forms instead of using the characters in the surrogate area.
> Since the half-width form is what our folks want, we need to do this for the
> user interface materials of a Java app.
> Surprisingly, I haven't been able quickly to locate a (preferably batch)
> converter that will do this, but surely there must be many. Can anyone
> point me to a tool with this capability? I'd certainly prefer not to write
> one.
> Thanks in advance.

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