Hello Jen-Shin,

I have talked with Yui Naruse here at RubyKaigi 2009.
I will ask my student, Tatsuya Mizuno, to work on adding this encoding to
Ruby. I hope it will be finished within about one week.

Regards,   Martin.

On 2009/07/17 21:15, Lin Jen-Shin wrote:
> Issue #1784 has been updated by Lin Jen-Shin.
>
>
> Very glad to hear so!
>
> In short, what *I* would want would be UAO _or_
> Big5 from Mozilla Taiwan (I would call it Moz18 later),
> This is because Moz18's b2u table (Big5 to Unicode)
> is the same with UAO 2.41's, so either one would be
> fine in most cases. And perhaps I won't need u2b
> transcoding :p
>
> Here's the long reason and some background:
> I know that there used to be many people installed
> UAO to use Big5 Japanese in Taiwan. They were
> taught that this software would complement (䴰)
> Unicode, and many people thought that UAO was
> Unicode. This helped people using unified Big5 Japanese,
> but slowed down the progress of going to Unicode.
>
> As far as I know, UAO isn't any standard,
> so there're few softwares support it,
> except softwares that made for Taiwanese.
> Most of them are telnet clients for BBS.
>
> I am not sure but somehow Big5-HKSCS could
> transcode many characters from UAO, and there
> are many softwares support Big5-HKSCS, e.g. libiconv.
> So using Big5-HKSCS could be a workaround if
> UAO wasn't supported.
>
> As for Moz18, the Big5 from Mozilla Taiwan,
> I have to admit that I've never heard it before
> reading this page: http://moztw.org/docs/big5/
> It said what they have in mind were the most
> compatible ability, and easing the problem of UAO.
> (i.e. too few softwares support it)
> Its b2u is the same with UAO 2.41 (but not 2.50), and
> u2b is based on CP950, plus the extension part of
> Big5-2003 and UAO.
>
> Furthermore, they worked with the authors of UAO,
> and UAO encouraged people to use Firefox to _read_
> missing characters in Big5. So I would suppose this
> would be the last yet another Big5 variant...
>
> As a result, support for either Moz18 or UAO
> would be fine enough for *me*.
>
> Here's the tables for reference:
> Moz18
> In previous post.
>
> UAO 2.41 (b2u is the same with Moz18's according to the page)
> http://moztw.org/docs/big5/table/uao241-b2u.txt
> http://moztw.org/docs/big5/table/uao241-u2b.txt
>
> UAO 2.50 (I am not sure if this differs many from 2.41)
> http://moztw.org/docs/big5/table/uao250-b2u.txt
> http://moztw.org/docs/big5/table/uao250-u2b.txt
>
> Sincerely,
>
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