> i am building a module which will allow users to merge
> data from an ASCII source and a SHIFT-JIS source. does
> it make logical sense to have all of the data files
> (such as ASCII and Shift-JIS) in the same encoding
> .... in other words, is ASCII a subset of
> SHIFT-JIS, or vice versa?
Yes, 7-bit ASCII is a subset of Shift-JIS, so all your data files can be
in shift-jis encoding.
If your ASCII contains European characters (umlauts, accents, etc.) or
any other 8-bit codes then it will all go horribly wrong.
Received on Fri May 31 02:19:08 2002