Re: support for multilingual Packages files?
At Wed, 18 Jul 2001 01:38:02 +0200,
"J\374rgen A. Erhard" <email@example.com> wrote:
> There was a mail by Akira <don't remember the last name>. He put his
> Kanji name even in the From line... and SEMI displayed it quite
> correctly (and Emacs RMAIL displayed it in the body even with going
> into the MIME viewer).
Yes, some softwares such as Emacs can display various characters
in the world in X Window System environment and many Emacs-lisp
softwares also can. However, we cannot force people in the world
to use Emacs in X.
> So, we europeans had such a transition before... I'm glad all that is
> past us (I hope!).
You are saying of ISO 646 variants. It is true that ISO 646 era
was a confused age and ISO-8859 united the European world. Similarly,
we can _hope_ that UTF-8 will again unite the world. However, this
unification of world characters is not as easy as unification of
European characters. Though we _hope_, I don't know whether we
_can_ completely migrate into UTF-8 and abondon other encodings
in future even after we will have complete UTF-8 support.
> PS: Could you write me an email with your real, Kanji-written name? I
> know I cannot read it, but at least I've seen it.
Please see my web page http://www.debian.or.jp/~kubota/ for my real
name. The page is constructed using content-negotiation like Debian
web page. My name is written as five Kanji (first three are family
name and last two are personal name) in <H1> - </H1>.
Tomohiro KUBOTA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Introduction to I18N" http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/