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Subject: Re: [boost] [locale] [filesystem] Windows local 8 bit encoding
From: Jookia (166291_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-30 05:35:36

On 30/11/12 21:29, Ryo IGARASHI wrote:
> If you have a CP932-encoded string, convert to UTF-8, and then
> convert back to CP932 string, the first and the third string may be *different*.
> This means that the original information is (somewhat) lost.
> This means that in order to handle the Japanese string properly under Windows,
> the programmers are encouraged not to convert at all.
> Moreover, at least 2 major (and slightly different) Shift_JIS <->
> UTF-8 mapping table exists.
> i.e. the same Shift_JIS text will map to different UTF-8 string.
> (2 which are provided by Unicode Consortium and Microsoft)

Sorry if this sounds silly, but what's the problem if we just stick to
one mapping table consistently?

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