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On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Paul Eggert wrote:

>    From: Ulrich Drepper <>
>    Date: 07 Nov 2000 12:42:34 -0800
>    > It was brought into my attention that recent snapshots of glibc has \0x5c
>    > in EUC-KR mapped to U20A9 instead of U005C.
>    This was done on request of some Korean people.  Now you are telling
>    me again the opposite is what you expect.
>    I'm sick of this.  Either you all get to the same conclusion or it
>    will stay as it is.
> You will never get complete consensus on this issue, as it is a
> contentious one.  The best you can expect is a majority opinion.

> As I wrote earlier, the majority opinion is to treat 0x5c as a
> backslash in EUC-JP.  I think EUC-KR is similar, though I haven't
> surveyed implementations there.  

You're right. As I wrote before, in Unix/X11 world \0x5c has been almost
always U005C. MS-Windows uses UHC(Windows-949) which can be dealt with
separately from EUC-KR.

> I don't know why glibc recently
> changed away from the majority opinion for the EUC encodings.

That's exactly what I meant at the end of my first message on the issue
JS> I guess this is also in line with what has been done for EUC-JP and SJIS
JS> (CP94?)  pair and EUC-CN and CP950(?) pair in glibc.

Jungshik Shin

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