Re: newbie 18030 font question

From: Stefan Persson (
Date: Thu Jan 16 2003 - 14:25:25 EST

  • Next message: John H. Jenkins: "Re: newbie 18030 font question" wrote:

    >Hello, all.
    >I'm new to 18030 and was hoping that someone could verify this.
    >We're implementing a browser-delivered database application and would
    >like to support 18030.
    >One fairly straightforward way of implementing this
    >seems to be to accept 18030 at the browser
    >and then transcode to Unicode when the
    >data first reaches the server.
    >When sending data back to the browser,
    >we'd transcode back to 18030.
    >OK so far, right?
    >Unicode fonts don't support all characters in 18030, correct?
    >Let's assume our client makes use of 18030 characters not in unicode fonts.
    >What font could we use for a 3rd party reporting tool
    >that read data straight from the unicode db, bypassing our transcoding layer?
    >Thanks you for your time; I've learned a lot reading through
    >the archives of this maillist.
    >--Erik Ostermueller
    I assume that you mean GB18030, right? Due to a change in Chinese laws,
    Apple and Microsoft had to make fonts supporting all those characters
    available. You may download those fonts from the companies' respective
    home pages.


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