RE: Encoding????????????

From: Carl W. Brown (
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 02:14:00 EDT


Big5 is the DBCS encoding used for traditional Chinese characters (Taiwan
Chinese). It can not be used for Korean. It uses code page 950.

UTF-8 is a Unicode encoding.


  -----Original Message-----
  From: Sandeep Krishna []
  Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 10:57 PM
  Cc: Carl W. Brown; Bob Verbrugge; Kedar Moghe
  Subject: Encoding????????????

  hi guys...

  can someone tell me...what does the Encoding in the browser (IE5)
  does it mean that the Encoding (say UTF-8 or Chinese Big5) shall be used
for encoding/ decoding any data ..(page) to be displayed or sent....

  i mean if i use an encoding like Big5 does it encode a chinese
character...similar to utf-8 or differently..???
  and can i display a Korean charactrer... using big5???

  pls explain the Encoding.part??????

  thankx and regards,


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