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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)

BSD				August 7, 2003				   BSD

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