The Internet charset registry is at:
The GB 2312-related entries are as follows:
Name: GB_2312-80 [RFC1345,KXS2]
Source: ECMA registry
Name: GB2312 (preferred MIME name)
Source: Chinese for People's Republic of China (PRC) mixed one byte,
two byte set:
20-7E = one byte ASCII
A1-FE = two byte PRC Kanji
See GB 2312-80
PCL Symbol Set Id: 18C
Source: RFC 1842, RFC 1843 [RFC1842, RFC1843]
As you can see, "GB2312" is the name of the charset that also contains
single-byte ASCII characters. This is the charset that is used in many places,
including Web pages. GB_2312-80 has an alias "iso-ir-58", which means that it is
registration number 58 in ISO's registry, and this character set does not
include single-byte ASCII characters, so this is not the charset that is used on
the Internet. The "HZ-GB-2312" charset is a 7-bit encoding of GB 2312, used in
some places such as Usenet newsgroups.
Summary: "GB2312" is the correct name.
(It is case-insensitive, so "gb2312" is also correct.)
Sam Sun wrote:
> There is a similar bug from Front Page 97, the Microsoft's web authering
> When used to generate HTML documents using Simplified Chinese Character Set
> encoding, it uses illegal charset name "gb_2312-80".
> I believe the right charset name should be "gb-2312-80". Note that it's not
> a underscore
> character between "gb" and "2312", but a hyphen character.
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