Re: GBK, HZ and EUC-TW

From: Lars Marius Garshol (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 09:10:43 EST

* Thomas Chan
| One way to find GBK pages is to look for "GB2312" pages (aka EUC-CN)
| with codepoints outside the EUC ranges. e.g., pages discusing ZHU
| Rongji (premier of China) that for some reason or another, use as
| one of the three characters in his name one that was discarded
| during the simplification process (but still used in "traditional
| Chinese" locales), and thus not in GB2312.

Can I take this to mean that it is common practice to use GBK in pages
and to label them as GB2312?

Given that the one is a subset of the other, it sounds as though my
application really should use the GBK converter both for GBK pages and
for GB2312 pages.

It also sounds as though GBK really ought to be registered with IANA.
Does anyone know what the chances are of succeeding with this?

| I did put together a demonstration of this, at:

Thank you!

I now have four test pages for GBK, a tiny one for HZ and none at all
for EUC-TW. Unless someone knows of something I suppose I will have
to make test pages myself with some conversion tool.

--Lars M.

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