On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, Suzanne Topping wrote:
> From: Chris Pratley <chrispr@MICROSOFT.com>
> > First, I want to clarify that the "native encoding" of Windows2000 is
> > Unicode. What you are referring to as "native encoding" is actually the
> > emulated encoding, usually called the ANSI code page of the system. In
> > HongKong, this should be "Big5" encoding.
> In my exposure to encoding topics, discussions, articles, etc. "native"
> encoding is the term that is commonly used as a descriptor for encodings
> other than Unicode.
> While Unicode forms the basis of Windows 2000, calling it "native encoding"
> may lead to confusion.
It could be, but I think using 'native encoding to refer to the encoding
natively/internally used by the OS/program in question(in Windows 2000,
it's Unicode/UTF16?) is also well established. Anway, I guess 'legacy'
encoding for all those old encodings might fare better as all of us(maybe
not) on the list regard Unicode as for the future :-).
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