HKSCS(5)HKSCS(5)NAMEHKSCS - Codeset conversion support for the Hong Kong Supplementary
HKSCS, the Hong Kong Supplementary Character Codeset, is a supplemen‐
tary character set developed by the Chinese government, in collabora‐
tion 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/digital21/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
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 FEFE.
HKSCS Character Groups
HKSCS, as initially developed in 1999, contained 4702 Chinese charac‐
ters specific to the Hong Kong environment and used in electronic com‐
munication and data exchange conducted in Chinese. A new version,
HKSCS-2001, was developed at the end of 2001 and added 116 more charac‐
ters 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, compa‐
nies, places, etc.) (889) Other (103)
This version of Tru64 UNIX provides HKSCS support only for the purpose
of codeset conversion using Big-5 encoding. The following codeset con‐
verter 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,
Converting from and to UTF-16 UCS-4_HKSCS, HKSCS_UCS-4
Converting from and to UCS-4 UTF-8_HKSCS, HKSCS_UTF-8
Converting from and to UTF-8
Others: i18n_intro(5), iconv_intro(5), l10n_intro(5), Unicode(5)HKSCS(5)