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GBK(5)			  FreeBSD File Formats Manual			GBK(5)

NAME
     gbk -- Guojia biaozhun kuozhan (GBK) encoding method for Chinese text

SYNOPSIS
     ENCODING "GBK"

DESCRIPTION
     GBK is a backwards-compatible extension of	the GB 2312-1980 encoding
     method for	Chinese	text, which adds the characters	defined	in the Unified
     Han portion of the	Unicode	2.1 standard.

     Multibyte characters in the GBK encoding can be one byte or two bytes
     long.  GB 11383-1981 (ASCII) characters are represented by	single bytes
     in	the range 0x00 to 0x7F.	 Chinese characters are	represented by two
     bytes, beginning with a byte in the range 0x80-0xFE and ending with a
     byte in the range 0x40-0xFE.

SEE ALSO
     euc(5), gb18030(5), gb2312(5), utf8(5)

     The Unicode Standard, Version 2.1,	The Unicode Consortium,	1999.

     Chinese National Standard GB 18030-2000: Information Technology --
     Chinese ideograms coded character set for information interchange --
     Extension for the basic set, March	2000.

STANDARDS
     GBK is not	a standard, but	has been superseded by GB 18030-2000.

FreeBSD	9.2			August 10, 2003			   FreeBSD 9.2

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