Title: Developing Windows applications for Japan

Authors: Frank Murch, Eugene Kozik

Addresses: Heraeus Incorporated, Cermalloy Division, 24 Union Hill Road, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428, USA. ' Heraeus Incorporated, Cermalloy Division, 24 Union Hill Road, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428, USA

Abstract: The advent of Microsoft Windows has opened up the Japanese market to software applications developed by non-Japanese vendors. This paper describes what to look for, what tools to use and how to deal with software development for export to Japan. Success in the Japanese market requires: the use of a huge character set called Shift JIS; the use of a resource file scheme that allows the extraction of the text strings and accelerators into a single file; and the use of front end processor (FEPs).

Keywords: front end processors; FEPs; Japan; Japanese character set; Windows applications; software development; Microsoft Windows.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1995.062417

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1995 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.253 - 267

Published online: 05 Jun 2014 *

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