From: Michael Yau (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 13:07:27 EST
>The standard does _not_ require to _process_ internally in GB18030. It
is sufficient to have a converter and to process in Unicode, which does
contain all of >the characters.
Just curious, do you have this in writing from the China standards body?
Markus Scherer wrote:
> Jane Liu wrote:
>> That may mean IBM AIX 5 support converison between GB18030 and
>> Unicode, but I don't see this is a system level of support because
>> there is no locale names for GB18030 in the doc of AIX 5 :
> The GB 18030 standard requires software to be able to _read and write_
> text in the GB18030 charset, and to process all of the characters that
> it has - or at least the ones that the Chinese certification test
> The standard does _not_ require to _process_ internally in GB18030. It
> is sufficient to have a converter and to process in Unicode, which
> does contain all of the characters. This is because GB18030 is defined
> in terms of GB 13000=ISO 10646=Unicode (these are equal in terms of
> their coded character sets but Unicode adds what to do with characters).
> So if you are able to convert between GB18030 and Unicode, and you
> process in Unicode (UTF-8/16/32 as you wish), then that's all you
> need. In other words, you can safely write your software based
> internally always on Unicode support, as is recommended for all
> languages anyway.
> Best regards,
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