I posted my first few questions about Unicode vs ISO 10646-1 and got very
satisfactory answers. My thanks goes to Gary, Tom, and Heinz.
Now I have some further questions about Unicode vs Chinese standards.
Again please accept my thanks in advance for any answers for my questions.
1. Unicode is carefully designed to be consistant as much as possible
with the currently existing coding standards. How consistant is it
with the mainland Chinese character coding standard GB 2312. Is it
possible to convert between the two standards by simply adding or
substracting an offset. Or does the conversion has to be done by looking
up a conversion table?
If the oddering of the characters in GB 2312 has been changed in Unicode,
how many has been changed?
2. Is the Chinese character coding in Unicode mainly based on GB 2312 or
any other Chinese character standards in Taiwan or Hongkong, etc?
3. What are the Chinese character coding standards in other Chinese character
using regions in Asia (like Taiwan, Hongkong and Singapore) ? How
consistant is Unicode with these standards so far as Chinese characters
are concerned. Can the conversion between Unicode and these codes be done
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