Got this request by phone and email at the unicode home office. Could
anyone respond directly to the list and cc to firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Ken Buis [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 9:11 AM
Subject: UNICODE versus Shift-JIS
I'm currently researching the effort involved with localizing a medical
product to Japanese. This product is display-only, no data input is
involved. Some people are suggesting I translate the user interface
interface using the Shift-JIS character set, others support UNICODE. I'd
like to know how the characters from the two sets map to each other. For
example, would character #F123 in the Shift-JIS set be the same as
character #F123 in the UNICODE set. If not, are the characters stored in
the same order in both sets, but at different offsets within each set.
For example, the Shift-JIS set starts at offset 0x000 and their
equivalent characters start at offset 0xFF00 in the UNICODE set. If that
is true, then character #0002 in the Shift-JIS set would be the same as
character #FF02 in the UNICODE set.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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