ben at 666.com
Sun Nov 21 01:54:37 EST 2004
> I assume that mswindows-multibyte has similar facilities.
No. It's just a catchall for any code page, which can pretty much do
whatever it wants. It's similar in spirit to the "encoding" setting of a
locale. Depending on the locale, you have a code page, and the code page
specifies a way to encode sequences of characters into strings. *Most* code
pages use either SBCS or SBCS/DBCS non-modal encodings. But I think there
is a UTF8 code page and it's even vaguely possible there is a JIS code page
[I'm not sure of this; it seems that internally the mapping between code
page value strings and Unicode characters is handled through table lookup --
this means that a modal encoding is out; but any EUC variety would be
So basically you have to look at the code page and make sense based on it.
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