Microsoft this week announced the Auto Update schedule for Japan. Supposedly it seems like the update was supposed to be done in 2007 but too many companies needed more time to deal with incompatibility issues.
This is just when the Japanese version of Windows Update/Microsoft Update will start adding IE7 to the mix. Working in a Japanese corporation I see mostly IE6 still.
A lot of Microsoft technical training and documentation lags behind because it is translated from English. That's the excuse that I hear a lot when asking why the uptake has been so slow compared to other languages. Also the double-byte language factor plays a big role.
I hope it fixes the White Screen of Death bugs I had with utf-8.
What's that error? Would having more IE7 users help that?
I found this bug in Japanese IE that if you do not have the utf-8 statement at the top of the meta tags, before the page title, before everything in the head, it would display a white screen. It worked fine on a English OS or on FF in Japanese or on a Mac. Only Japanese IE had the problem.