Re: FW: code page conversions?

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Thu Oct 19 2000 - 00:34:23 EDT

On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Magda Danish (Unicode) wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fass, Laurence []
> Subject: code page conversions?
> The whole system is being targeted towards Windows NT/98/2000.
> As the tools are going to be processing so many languages, it has been
> decided that UNICODE is to be used as the underlying means of character
> encoding.
> As part of the process it is necessary that utilities shall be available to
> convert from a number of existing code page formats into Unicode (and back
> again).

This should be a FAQ :-). There are several packages. JDK is among
them and ICU <> is another. A standalone
libiconv library <>
can be used (I believe it can be built under Windows 2000/NT/98 although
it might need CygWin?) but I'm afraid it doesn't cover as many Windows
code pages as others. Mozilla has its own converter which can be run
standalone. All of these are freely avaialble. Basis Tech and other
companies must have commercial offerings.

Jungshik Shin

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