Re: Subset of Unicode to represent Japanese Kanji?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Jul 14 2000 - 13:07:49 EDT

Otto Stolz wrote:

 So, I guess, a limited-capability device can
> support Katakana only, and an advanced one has to support Kanji + Hiragana
> + Katakana.

In practice, standard Japanese display devices have to handle Latin text too;
e.g. the word transcribed "ooeru" in romaji is usually written solely in Latin
letters as "OL" (= "office lady", a generic term for almost any female
employee above the menial level).


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