Re: creating a test font w/ CJKV Extension B characters.

From: Frank Yung-Fong Tang (
Date: Thu Nov 20 2003 - 14:45:35 EST

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    so.. in summary, how is your concusion about the quality of "GB18030"
    support on IE6/Win2K ? If you run the same test on Mozilla / Netscape
    7.0, what is your conclusion about that quality of support?

    Andrew C. West wrote:

    > On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 01:32:16 +0000, wrote:
    > >
    > > Frank Yung-Fong Tang wrote,
    > > > If you visit
    > > >
    > > > and your machine have surrogate support install correctly and
    > surrogate
    > > > font install correctly then you should see surrogate characters
    > show up
    > > > match the gif.
    > >
    > > It isn't working, but I have surrogate support and a font correctly
    > > installed.
    > >
    > Using W2K and IE6, if you have a CJK-B font configured for "User Defined"
    > scripts under the "Options : Fonts" settings, and manually select the
    > encoding
    > for the page as "User Defined", then the second CJK-B character in
    > each box
    > (just above the gif image) displays just fine.
    > The top character in each box appears to be encoded as GB-18030 (e.g.
    > GB-18030
    > 0x95328236 = U+20000), and the second character is encoded as hex NCR
    > values
    > (e.g. 𠀀 for U+20000).
    > If GB-18030 is selected as the encoding for the page (as explicitly
    > given in the
    > file), then IE won't display the CJK-B characters correctly (even if you
    > configure a CJK-B font as your default font for displaying Chinese),
    > but you can
    > copy and paste them to a Unicode editor, where both the GB-18030 and
    > NCR encoded
    > forms of CJK-B characters will display correctly with an appropriate
    > CJK-B font.
    > If User Defined is selected as the encoding for the page (either
    > manually or by
    > changing the meta tag in the file to charset="x-user-defined"), then the
    > GB-18030 encoded characters turn to gunk, but the NCR representations are
    > displayed using whatever font you have configured for user defined
    > scripts, and
    > if that is a CJK-B font then hey presto !
    > Andrew

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