[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 14608] Please add UTF-8 support to Japanese encoding auto-detection

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Sat Jul 14 00:13:10 PDT 2007


ap at webkit.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Severity|Normal                      |Enhancement
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |NEW
     Ever Confirmed|0                           |1
            Summary|Japanese encoding detection |Please add UTF-8 support to
                   |problem: KanjiCode::judge   |Japanese encoding auto-
                   |isn't called properly       |detection

------- Comment #5 from ap at webkit.org  2007-07-14 00:13 PDT -------
Yes, the design of Japanese encoding guessing is that it only helps to fix an
incorrect _Japanese_ encoding specified. I.e. if the page specifies EUC, but
uses Shift-JIS, it will help. For pages that rely on default browser encoding
(such as <http://www.bandai.co.jp/releases/J2006120401.html>), the user is
supposed to have a Japanese encoding as a default for this to work.

This is necessary for performance reasons, and also because we absolutely don't
want other languages to be accidentally auto-detected as Japanese. Please also
note that we may want to implement encoding auto-detection for more languages
in the future, as Japanese isn't the only language with multiple encodings in
active use.

I think that adding UTF-8 support to KanjiCode::judge is a good idea - but
please give examples of real life sites that would benefit from this (as you
mentioned in the bug description, there are many).

I'm retitling this bug to track this single issue to avoid confusion. Please
file new bugs if necessary!

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