Re: What are the default CJK encodings for Windows?

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 13:57:53 EDT


> If someone using a Japanese version of Windows types some Japanese text in
> Notepad (with or without HTML markup) and saves it, what encoding will be
> used?

Code Page 932 (= Shift-JIS and half a dozen other names)

> Similarly, what would be the default encoding for Simplified Chinese,

Code Page 936

> Traditional Chinese

Code Page 950

> and Korean versions of Windows?

Code Page 949

> I have tried searching the Web with Google, and searching Microsoft's site,
> but I cannot find this information. Please can anyone tell me the answer,
> or tell me where to look?

Nadine Kano's book, Developing International Software for Windows 95 and
Windows NT has this information.

You can also dig it out of Ken Lunde's book.


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