||It is the abbreviation for
the Windows NT®
Extended Kanji Processing Council.
When creating a system on
PCs for handling local body family registers, the
following problems become apparent.
- The number
of characters available under Shift JIS is
- The method of ordering from several
manufacturers rather than just one has become
In other words, a specialized system provided by
only one company is not suitable for current
needs, but a standard PC does not provide the
necessary number of characters.
The Windows NT® Extended Kanji
Processing Council was founded in order to
provide a standard for handling Kanji.
The technical standard created by XKP is called
the Windows NT Kanji Processing Technical
Standard. In some cases, the term XKP is also
used to refer to this standard.
The XKP standard has the following features.
- Based upon
database + application system design, such as for
- Uses JIS X 0221, roughly equivalent to Unicode
- Utilizes Windows NT, a Unicode-based OS, as a
- Creates a standard for OLE Control (see below),
making it easier to develop application systems
- Standard is open, allowing anyone to provide
compliant products or services
At the present time, XKP-compliant products are
available from several vendors, and have already
been installed by some local bodies.
In addition, Windows NT development and the XKP
standard are heading in the same direction,
making it likely that under the next version of
Windows NT, Windows NT 5.0, integration with the
XKP standard will be even better.
Control is a standard for reusable program
modules based on Microsoft's OLE technology. By
using this, it is possible to reduce the time and
cost required for application program