RE: HKSCS in Unicode?

From: Murray Sargent (
Date: Fri Oct 29 1999 - 01:13:14 EDT

You're right, Markus, Microsoft uses the PUA to roundtrip Big 5, Shift-JIS,
Hangul, and GB2312 characters not in Unicode 2.1.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thu, October 28, 1999 10:30 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: HKSCS in Unicode?

as far as i know, microsoft uses private use characters for these.
most of them should go into cjk extension b, plane 2, post-unicode 3.0.

handing over the mike to the experts...


John Hudson <> on 99-10-27 19:21:32

To: "Unicode List" <>
Subject: HKSCS in Unicode?

The Hong Kong government website information on the Hong Kong Supplementary
Character Set states:

     The HKSCS, as a supplementary character set of the Big-5 and
     ISO 10646 coding schemes, contains Chinese characters needed
     in Chinese computing in Hong Kong but are not contained in either
     the Big-5 or ISO 10646 standard character set.

     [ ]

Are these HKSCS characters included in the additional ideographs in Unicode
3.0? If not, can someone enlighten me to their current status?

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC

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