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Re: Chinese characters support


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Chinese characters support
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 14:36:14 +0300

> From: Lee Sau Dan <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
> Date: 15 May 2003 10:07:01 +0200
> 
>     >>  I don't think so.  Unicode will never be able to handle the
>     >> "Difference among chinese characters in GB, JIS, KSC, BIG5:"
>     >> section in the etc/HELLO file.
> 
>     Eli> Unicode doesn't, but the Unicode Emacs will.  Trust me ;-)
> 
> So,  you're  agreeing  that  converting  HELLO to  utf-8  (which  only
> represents Unicode) is not a good idea?

I don't know yet.  AFAIK, the issue of encoding etc/HELLO in the
Unicode Emacs was not discussed yet, but I expect it to be encoded in
the internal Emacs representation of characters, because that by
definition will support all the characters suppored by Emacs, and do
that unambiguously.




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