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bug#6866: mule-cmds.el just _assumes_ all of Taiwan uses Big5 and not UT


From: Jason Rumney
Subject: bug#6866: mule-cmds.el just _assumes_ all of Taiwan uses Big5 and not UTF-8
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:07:52 +0800
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100802 Thunderbird/3.1.2

 On 16/8/2010 9:39 PM, address@hidden wrote:
Well anyway, for our locale me and my friends all use zh_TW.UTF-8 and
stopped using zh_TW.big5 years ago. So at least it looks very dumb there
in mule-cmds.el that the zh_CN people can use UTF-8, but the HK and TW
are locked in the dark ages:

     ("zh_HK" . "Chinese-Big5")
     ("zh_TW" . "Chinese-Big5")
     ("zh_CN.UTF-8" . "Chinese-GBK")
     ("zh_CN" . "Chinese-GB")

GBK is a backwards compatible extension of GB with more characters. I'm not sure that Big5 has an equivalent. In all these cases, the character set is used to select preferences for fonts, input methods and other language sensitive things, and has nothing to do with UTF-8 (which is used as a preference for file encoding when specified).






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