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big5(5)                     BSD 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)

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