Re: Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set

From: Thomas Chan (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 22:34:43 EDT

On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Steve Watt wrote:

> Could someone explain the relationship of the two tags, kIRG_HSource and
> kHKSCS in the unihan.txt file on the Unicode site? What would be the
> approved way to create a conversion table from Windows 950 (with HKSCS)
> to Unicode?

John McConnell posted the URL to the Chinese language version of the HK
government's site on HKSCS; here's the English one:
(Seems to be basically the same except for the Chinese-only form for
registering new characters, and a little lag in updating.)

For mappings, you have a choice between the 1999 and 2001 editions of
HKSCS (and possibly also its precursor, GCCS) mapped against multiple
versions of Unicode (well, they say ISO 10646), with fallbacks to the
BMP's PUA when the version of Unicode doesn't have something to map to.

There is also some overlap between HKSCS and CP950.

Thomas Chan

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