One (not terribly good but possible) argument for not supporting
unicode (UTF-8) for Japanese language webpages is that it is
generally 3byte/character, not two, as with EUC-jp and shift-jis.
Which is 50% more packets to pay for...
Of course, this is not a good reason not to convert at the gateway,
which would deliver the "saving" to the handset...
US-ASCII characters are - what - 1byte in UTF-8... So even throwing
in a few odd characters, over-all page size would not be MUCH larger
for "English" pages.
On 16 Dec 2005, at 17:22, Curt Sampson wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Arnold P. Siboro wrote:
>> Japanese native keitai should have supported UTF as well..
> They could, any time, in the same way that they support UTF-8 e-
> mail. I
> don't know off-hand why Docomo will convert incoming e-mail from UTF-8
> to SJIS or whatever the phones use, but won't convert web pages.
Received on Fri Dec 16 14:21:19 2005