Re: is GB18030 a combination of CJK and CJK extension?

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Fri Jul 19 2002 - 10:00:41 EDT

On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Zhang Weiwu wrote:

> GB18030 contains about 27000 characters. CJK contains about 21000 characters
> and CJK Extension A 6000 characters. (i don't remeber the actual number.) It
> seems GB18030 is simple a combination of the later two, only different in
> order. Is it true?

 It's more than that. GB 18030 is yet another UTF(Unicode/UCS
Transformation Format) and can represent the *full* repertoire of
Unicode/ISO 10646 characters (20.1 bit code point space, assigned or not,
filled or not)

  Jungshik Shin

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