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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       HKSCS  - Codeset conversion support for the Hong Kong Supplementary
 Character Set

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       HKSCS, the Hong Kong Supplementary Character Codeset, is a
       supplementary  character set developed by the Chinese government,
 in collaboration with the Chinese Language Interface
  Advisory  Committee,  to  provide Chinese characters
       needed in computing in Hong Kong. The characters contained
       in  HKSCS  are  only for computer use and, as developed by
       the Chinese government, can be represented as either Big-5
       or Unicode. See the web site, http://www.info.gov.hk/digi-
       tal21/eng/hkscs/, for more information on  HKSCS  and  the
       work of the Chinese government.

       While  HKSCS  is not a character set name, Tru64 UNIX uses
       it as the name for extended Big-5 encoding  that  contains
       HKSCS characters.  Currently, Tru64 UNIX support for HKSCS
       is limited to code conversion between HKSCS and Unicode.

   HKSCS Character Mapping    [Toc]    [Back]
       OnTru64 UNIX, HKSCS is represented in Big-5 encoding.  See
       big5(5) for information on character mapping.

       HKSCS  characters  map  to  Big-5  in the range of 8840 to

   HKSCS Character Groups    [Toc]    [Back]
       HKSCS, as initially developed in 1999, contained 4702 Chinese
  characters specific to the Hong Kong environment and
       used in electronic communication and  data  exchange  conducted
  in  Chinese. A new version, HKSCS-2001, was developed
 at the end of 2001 and added 116 more characters  for
       a  total  of 4818. Additional enhancements to HKSCS may be
       made in the future.

       The HKSCS character set defines  the  following  character
       groups:  Special  symbols (441) Han characters (4377) Cantonese
 dialect characters (109) Radicals and  shapes  (30)
       Scientific  terms  (12)  Names (people, companies, places,
       etc.) (889) Other (103)

   Codeset Conversion    [Toc]    [Back]
       This version of Tru64 UNIX provides HKSCS support only for
       the  purpose  of  codeset conversion using Big-5 encoding.
       The following codeset converter pairs  are  available  for
       converting  characters  between  HKSCS  and other encoding
       formats. Refer to iconv_intro(5) for  an  introduction  to
       codeset  conversion.  See Unicode(5), for more information
       about the other codeset for which HKSCS is  the  input  or
       output.  UTF-16_HKSCS, HKSCS_UTF-16

              Converting   from   and   to   UTF-16  UCS-4_HKSCS,

              Converting   from   and   to   UCS-4   UTF-8_HKSCS,

              Converting from and to UTF-8

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: locale(1)

       Others: i18n_intro(5), iconv_intro(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)

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