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BIG5(5)                   FreeBSD 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.
     Characters 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)

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE         August 7, 2003         FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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