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 — 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 can…

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