Japanese Era Ligature Abbreviations

Since I’ve been doing so much investigation around the Japanese Era, I noticed that our abbreviation isn’t really the best.  We keep the era names in the registry with the era start date so that we can adapt when a new era happens: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Calendars\Japanese\Eras] “1868 01 01″=”明治_明_Meiji_M” “1912 07 30″=”大正_大_Taisho_T”…

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Data Transformations & Data Security

Over a decade ago I posted “Code Pages and Security Issues” – which touches on an interesting case of security checks when the data is transformed. In short: If you run a security check on your data, and then do some sort of transformation on that data, then your data may no longer be secure. …

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Using the Registry to Test the New Japanese Era on Windows

Japanese Era Registry Key I’ve posted about using the registry to test for the Japanese Era before (Win7+) — some folks were looking for a little more guidance, so I created a couple registry files to help out. Japanese calendar eras are enumerated in the registry, so adding a test era like the one below…

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The Japanese Calendar’s Y2K Moment

Japanese Calendar Eras The Windows 10 Spring Release includes a placeholder for the era expected to begin on 1 May, 2019.  That information is in a registry key that can be removed or edited in the event that a system’s software misbehaves with this additional information. The Japanese Calendar has Japanese Era Names that coincide…

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Testing for New Japanese Era

Some time ago I mentioned that there’s a registry key that has values admins can edit if they want to modify the Japanese Era data for the system.  With the news that Emperor Akihito will be abdicating next year, people may want to check if their software works with an additional Era. Since a name…

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