ISSUE-447: Add MS932 as a label of Shift_JIS

Add MS932 as a label of Shift_JIS

State:
CLOSED
Product:
encoding
Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
2015-03-30
Description:
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=27851

This issue tracks the bug listed above and was created as part of the WG CR process.

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https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1120813 shows an email failure
when using Encoding Standard label resolution for processing incoming email,
because MS932 is not recognized as a label of Shift_JIS.

According to a Wikipedia pages linked to from the comments on that bug, Java
started recognizing the label windows-31j in JDK 1.4.1. Nowadays Java uses IANA
preferred names and treats MS932 as an alias for windows-31j, which is the
preferred name. The theory is that email labeled MS932 arises from MS932 having
been the Java-recognized way to name the Windows-flavor of Shift_JIS in legacy
Java.

https://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Web_Encodings#Encodings indicates that
Presto-Opera supported MS932 as a label of Shift_JIS. (And apparently also
supported the cp932 label, which the JDK doesn't know about.)

Although, we don't have a Web-motivated indication justifying the introduction
of ms932 as a label of Shift_JIS, it seems probably harmless and might fix more
than the one email that has been reported.
Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. I18N-ISSUE-447 (BUG27851): Add MS932 as a label of Shift_JIS [encoding] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2015-03-30)

Related notes:

These issues are now tracked at http://www.w3.org/International/docs/encoding/encoding-cr-doc

Richard Ishida, 16 Sep 2015, 11:50:29

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