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BIG5(5) 		 DragonFly File Formats Manual		       BIG5(5)

NAME

big5 -- ``Big Five'' encoding for Traditional Chinese text

SYNOPSIS

ENCODING "BIG5"

DESCRIPTION

``Big Five'' is the de facto standard for encoding Traditional Chinese text. Each character is represented by either one or two bytes. Charac- ters from the ASCII character set are represented as single bytes in the range 0x00 - 0x7F. Traditional Chinese characters are represented by two bytes: the first in the range 0xA1 - 0xFE, the second in the range 0x40 - 0xFE.

SEE ALSO

euc(5), gb18030(5), utf8(5) DragonFly 4.1 August 7, 2003 DragonFly 4.1