ICU has a list of these. If you take a look at
, for example, you will see some other interesting cases.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael (michka) Kaplan" <email@example.com>
To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2000 06:31
Subject: Re: National Languages Support in Windows
> It is Microsoft specific and is known as a "best fit" mapping, or "best
> characters." ATAIK it is not documented anywhere, except for being
> (in a slightly negative light!) in a couple of places. Oh, and (just found
> this one!) it is mentioned in WideCharToMultiByte:
> It mentions the (Win2000 only) WC_NO_BEST_FIT_CHARS, which turns off this
> behavior. This would also be slightly slower, I believe, but it is not
> doc'ed as such.
> There are some amusing mappings, such as the fect that the infinity sign
> maps to the number eight as a "best fit" when no infinity is available.
> if you take the Greek alphabet, a few characters (like Gamma will map to G
> even though others will not).
> I think they did it to make us smile whenever someone would catch one of
> amusing ones.
> a new book on internationalization in VB at
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Twardoch" <email@example.com>
> To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, November 10, 2000 6:12 AM
> Subject: National Languages Support in Windows
> > When browsing through the documentation of the National Languages
> > MSDN, I couldn't find one interesting feature which is present in
> > applications.
> > When writing text in Outlook Express or Word 2000, I noticed that the
> > software converts Unicode text "intelligently" when saving in an
> > where some characters are not supported.
> > Thus, "aogonek" is being converted to "a", and "threesuperior" gets
> > with "3".
> > Are those mechanisms part of some public API, or are they Office or
> > Express-only?
> > And, are there some standardized "transliteration" mechanisms for such
> > situations, or are those conversions Microsoft-specific?
> > Adam Twardoch
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