Re: Which Character sets to support for kazakh cyrillic alphabet ?

From: Ed Trager (
Date: Tue Apr 21 2009 - 15:25:31 CDT

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    Hi, Ankur,

    (1) As Shawn Steele noted, you should use Unicode (UTF-8 or UTF-16).
    If this is a web application, probably UTF-8 is the best choice (just
    as Wikipedia does). For thick clients, UTF-16 is often used -- but it
    depends on
    your OS and application framework.

    (2) The Letter Database at the Institute of the Estonian Language is a
    great resource for determining which letters are needed for spcific
    Latin and, in your case, Cyrillic orthographies:


    For example, here's the query for Kazakh using Cyrillic:


    This information can be useful in choosing the right fonts, setting up
    CSS font directives, etc.

    Best - Ed

    On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 11:28 AM, Ankur Mathur <> wrote:
    > Hi All,
    > I need to implement support for Kazakh cyrillic alphabet.
    > As per wikipedia ( ), there are two standard 8 bit character sets for this alphabet:
    > CT PK 920-91 for DOS (a modification of code page 866)
    > CT PK 1048—2002 for Windows (a modification of code page 1251)
    > Now I couldn't find any more detail online about these two character sets.
    > Please help me know, which all char sets should I support for this alphabet. And if the above char sets are the standard ones, where can I find their mapping tables (with unicode code points) ?
    > Thanks in advance
    > Ankur Mathur

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