[Pkg-fonts-devel] Co-maintain fonts-cns11643
dr at jones.dk
Wed Dec 24 15:09:07 UTC 2014
Quoting Paul Wise (2014-12-24 15:11:51)
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 4:07 PM, Shih-Yuan Lee (FourDollars) wrote:
>> I am the maintainer of
>> https://packages.qa.debian.org/f/fonts-cns11643.html. CNS11643 is the
>> national encoding standard in Taiwan  from
> It is interesting they don't use Unicode as the standard encoding, is
> there a story behind that decision?
An english page at the official CNS11643 site has some historic info:
Seems to me that it predates (at least the the time of success for)
Unicode, and is maintained for legacy reasons: Above site mentions that
"Unicode and CNS codes can be fully cross-referenced".
(As a somewhat relevant sidenote, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big5>
mentions that one of the many attempts at Unicode-ifying Big5 went stale
due to bancruptcy of the driving organisation)
According to <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNS_11643>, CNS11643 is the
official chinese encoding (with "big5" being only de facto standard).
The taiwanese variant of CNS11643 is also called EUC-TW, with technical
details at <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_Unix_Code#EUC-TW>.
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