On a practical basis, I currently:
Send chtml sjis to all DcCoMo.
for other clients, sniff the $_SERVER[HTTP_ACCEPT_CHARSET] variable
to see if it contains UTF-8 OR utf-8
If so, send utf-8. If not, or the variable does not exist, send sjis.
AFAICanSee, DcCoMo handsets don't set $_SERVER[HTTP_ACCEPT_CHARSET].
It may be worth making sure all JP output goes through an encoding
function. The encoding function can set the output to the appropriate
encoding depending on the client. This will slow your output very
slightly, but only very slightly.
Japanese Maps, English Labels.
Find Japanese addresses in English. Now for phones too...
On 11 Dec 2007, at 08:04, Curt Sampson wrote:
> On 2007-12-10 22:04 +0900 (Mon), Pascal Kallabis wrote:
>> Does anyone have figures about UTF-8 support on Japanese mobile
>> phones? Seems like for some time now, all new models support it. Is
>> Shift_JIS still the way to go or is it already safe to deliver pages
>> in Unicode?
> Docomo still renders only Shift_JIS. AU is ok for UTF-8 on all models;
> it appears that they're doing conversion at the gateway, at least for
> the older models. I'm not quite as sure about all Softbank models, but
> you'd have to get pretty darn old on those before you'd have a
> chance of
> UTF-8 not working.
> BTW, this stuff was in the archives just recently. But I really need
> get the keitai-dev wiki back on-line....
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Received on Tue Dec 11 09:13:08 2007