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

From: Kazuhiro Kazama (
Date: Mon Nov 15 1999 - 21:17:34 EST

From: "Peck, Jon" <>
Subject: cp 932 to UTF-8 conversion (for Java)
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 08:38:47 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <>
> 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.

The native2ascii converter in JDK 1.2 allows to use half-width
katakana characters. It works fine.

But I don't understand why you use characters in surrogate
area. Half-width katakana characters are allocated in halfwidth and
fullwidth form area of Unicode, not surrogate area.

If you use use-defined characters such as "Gaiji", you must make your
own converter.

Kazuhioro Kazama ( NTT Network Innovation Laboratories

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