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Re: lynx-dev Re: 283dev15 for Win32

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: 283dev15 for Win32
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 02:58:06 -0600 (CST)

> > So, without CJK extensions, I don't get the functions I mentioned.
> > It would be nice to have descriptions of these functions so we'd
On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Henry Nelson wrote:
> They are described on Hiroyuki's page, in Japanese.  I assume anyone
> who wants CJK would be able to read Japanese, on the further assumption
> that little or no testing of these extensions is happening with the other
> two languages (remotely) involved, Chinese and Korean.

That means we have large sections in the common code without any kind of
documentation readable by most developers.  Quite bad.

> > know how they are used without much digging.  I would guess the
> > "k" in str_code means Katakana?
> Or _kanji_?  The reference, I believe, is to whether the page is in
> sjis or euc-jp.  I got a few URLs from Hiroyuki to look at, but haven't
> had the time to really investigate what the problem is.  Usually I use
> Lynx in "screen", but it's not safe to do testing in that environment
> (which slows the testing process).  Good thing Fote isn't around, otherwise
> I'd get chastized again (maybe Klaus will anyway) for not understanding
> what's going on.  

I don't understand what's going on in this case either.  (One reason: see

> My, probably mistaken, impression is that ASSUME_CHARSET
> has no meaning for CJK, and that before Hiroyuki's work, the code set of the
> page was automatically (thus the "AUTO" at the top of the screen is the
> default behavior) guessed by the Sato/Asada functions.  The problem is that
> they never could handle the 7-bit kana and occasionally messed up on some
> of the multi-byte characters as well.

What is "7-bit kana"?  Or is that a typo?


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