What encoding to use for Chinese characters?

What encoding to use for Chinese characters?

English and the other Latin languages use ASCII encoding; Simplified Chinese uses GB2312 encoding, Traditional Chinese uses Big 5 encoding, and so forth.

Can UTF-8 represent all languages?

UTF-8 supports any unicode character, which pragmatically means any natural language (Coptic, Sinhala, Phonecian, Cherokee etc), as well as many non-spoken languages (Music notation, mathematical symbols, APL).

What is UTF-8 encoded text?

UTF-8 is a variable-width character encoding used for electronic communication. Defined by the Unicode Standard, the name is derived from Unicode (or Universal Coded Character Set) Transformation Format – 8-bit. Code points with lower numerical values, which tend to occur more frequently, are encoded using fewer bytes.

How do I display Chinese in HTML?

Displaying Chinese Characters in HTML

  1. simplified Chinese: 汉语;
  2. traditional Chinese: 漢語;
  3. Pinyin: Hànyǔ;
  4. simplified Chinese: 华语;
  5. traditional Chinese: 華語;
  6. Chinese: 中文;

Is Simplified Chinese UTF-8?

Simplified Chinese in the Solaris 8 environment provides three locales: zh, zh. UTF-8, and zh. GBK locale supports the GBK codeset, which is a superset of GB2312-80. Simplified Chinese is used mostly in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and in Singapore.

How do I check my UTF-8 encoding?

Open the file in Notepad. Click ‘Save As…’. In the ‘Encoding:’ combo box you will see the current file format. Yes, I opened the file in notepad and selected the UTF-8 format and saved it.

How do you identify Chinese characters?


  1. Chinese characters are pictures.
  2. Chinese characters can be ‘broken down’ into separate parts.
  3. The separate parts have their own meaning.
  4. One ‘part’ provides pronunciation.
  5. Balance is important in a character.

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