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GB18030(5) DragonFly File Formats Manual GB18030(5)
gb18030 -- GB 18030 encoding method for Chinese text
The GB18030 encoding implements GB 18030-2000, a PRC national standard
for the encoding of Chinese characters. It is a superset of the older
GB 2312-1980 and GBK encodings, and incorporates Unicode's Unihan Exten-
sion A completely. It also provides code space for all Unicode 3.0 code
Multibyte characters in the GB18030 encoding can be one byte, two bytes,
or four bytes long. There are a total of over 1.5 million code posi-
GB 11383-1981 (ASCII) characters are represented by single bytes in the
range 0x00 to 0x7F.
Chinese characters are represented as either two bytes or four bytes.
Characters that are represented by two bytes begin with a byte in the
range 0x81-0xFE and end with a byte either in the range 0x40-0x7E or
Characters that are represented by four bytes begin with a byte in the
range 0x81-0xFE, have a second byte in the range 0x30-0x39, a third byte
in the range 0x81-0xFE and a fourth byte in the range 0x30-0x39.
euc(5), gb2312(5), gbk(5), utf8(5)
Chinese National Standard GB 18030-2000: Information Technology --
Chinese ideograms coded character set for information interchange --
Extension for the basic set, March 2000.
The Unicode Standard, Version 3.0, The Unicode Consortium, 2000.
The GB18030 encoding is believed to be compatible with GB 18030-2000.
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