About Character Encoding

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About Character Encoding

Post by Kei » Mon 04.04.2005 1:19 pm

I was wondering what character encoding is used in japan. I want to send a letter to my japanese friend so she can read it on her computer. I can see japanese hiragana on my computer but there are a few choices on the IE encoding menu.

Japanese (Shift_JIS)
Japanese (EUC-JP)
Japanese (ISO-2022-JP)

I want to see what she would see on her screen. Im asking because she emailed me and to see her name on the yahoo email list I have to use one. Then to read the email I have to change to another. :|
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Post by Spaztick » Mon 04.04.2005 3:15 pm

use the shift JIS; its the most common. or just send the message with all three codings.
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RE: About Character Encoding

Post by Kei » Mon 04.04.2005 3:24 pm

Thanks I'll use that and see how it goes. This will be my first email in japanese so I want to get it right. :D
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RE: About Character Encoding

Post by Mukade » Tue 04.05.2005 8:17 am

Most computers have the ability to see all of those encodings, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

The only encoding that can cause problems is Microsoft's "standard," UNICODE, which may or may not be read by non-Windows computers.

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RE: About Character Encoding

Post by Spaztick » Tue 04.05.2005 8:52 am

^agrees^

IE sucks/Safari or Motzilla is better.

Windows can get a lot of viruses and spyware/A Mac has never been hacked.

Windows isn't compatable with Macs, but Linux is.

I didn't see Microsoft invent the iPod.

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