> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bailly Manokl [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 1:48 AM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: RE: Japanese @ in html
> the usual unicode character for @ is x0040
> the character used with japanese text @ is xFF20
In Japanese encoding such as ISO-2022-JP, Shift_JIS and euc_jp,
we can use both letters corresponding x0040 and xFF20.
In older implementations Japanese characters have double witdh to
latin characters. So we call Japnese characters "zenkaku" (Full width).
And we call Latin characters "Hankaku" (Half width).
There must be some reason, but I do not know why, JIS defines zenkaku
Latin characters and some symbols such as @, $. So unicode defined
"Halfwidth and Fullwidth forms" for compatibility I suppose.
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