.\" Copyright (c) 2003 Tim J. Robbins .\" All rights reserved. .\" .\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without .\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions .\" are met: .\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. .\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the .\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND .\" ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE .\" ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" $FreeBSD: src/lib/libc/locale/gb2312.5,v 1.4 2004/07/05 06:36:36 ru Exp $ .\" .Dd November 7, 2003 .Dt GB2312 5 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm gb2312 .Nd "GB2312 encoding method for Chinese text" .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm ENCODING .Qq GB2312 .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Nm GB2312 encoding implements GB\ 2312-1980, a PRC national standard for the encoding of simplified Chinese characters. .Pp Multibyte characters in the GB2312 encoding can be one byte or two bytes long. .No GB\ 11383-1981 Pq Tn ASCII characters are represented by single bytes in the range 0x00 to 0x7F. Simplified Chinese characters are represented by two bytes, both in the range 0xA1-0xFE. .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr euc 5 , .Xr gb18030 5 , .Xr gbk 5 .Sh STANDARDS The .Nm GB2312 encoding is believed to be compatible with GB\ 2312-1980. This standard has been superseded by GB\ 18030-2000, but is still in wide use.