Re: Unihan.txt and the four dictionary sorting algorithm

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 14:13:36 EDT

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    On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 12:12:57 -0400, "Edward H. Trager" <>
    > 2 -- doing everything from regular windows gui tools, which have been
    > unicode-freindly since forever.

    Maybe on Windows based on newer NT kernels only (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, ...).

    This sentence ("since forever") is not true for 16-bit Windows (WfW 3.11, 3.1,
    386 and before) and for Windows 95/98/ME which only assume a single "ANSI" in
    NotePad and Write.exe or a single OEM codepage in EDIT (either of these will not
    detect the actual encoding used, and do not support UTF-8)...

    I can't remember if this was true on NT 3.5 or 3.51, that may have just
    supported a 16-bit charset with no support for UTF-8, and probably no
    well-defined support for characters out of the few Windows ANSI and OEM

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