From: Frank Yung-Fong Tang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 06 2005 - 13:59:19 CST
On Apr 6, 2005 12:10 PM, Ken Krugler <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Not sure how can you map Big5HKSCS to GBK. In particular if you
> >consider GB18030. It alerady defined how Big5HKSCS should map to the
> >area outside GBK, if you do map those character to GBK, then it will
> >make the mapped result incompatable with GB18030.
> I'm not following your reasoning - what would "make the mapped
> results incompatible with GB18030"? If GBK is the explicit target for
> a charset conversion from Big-5, then either a character can be
> mapped (fuzzy or not) or it can't. If it can't be mapped, then it's
> going to show up as '?' or whatever placeholder gets used. Where does
> GB18030 compatibility come into play here?
If Character X in HKSCS should map to GB18030 character Y (say Y is in
the rang of GBK) and
Character Z in HKSCS shuld map to GB18030 character W (say W is not in
the range of GBK)
and you make both Character X and Z in HKSCS map to character Y in GBK
then later you will find out which Y should be Y in GB18030 and which
Y should be W in GB18030 ?
If your conversions is for 'rendering' only, then it probably not a
big deal, but if you will use it to store persisten data, it may cause
you nighmare 5 years later.
-- Frank Yung-Fong Tang 譚永鋒 Šýšţém Årçĥîţéçţ
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