about HKSCS and Encoded File Conversion
1. Why do we need to develop HKSCS?
The popular Chinese characters coding schemes (Big5 and Unicode) use
on computers in Hong Kong do not contain all the special Chinese characters
used in Hong Kong. Thus users need to define the characters specific
to Hong Kong in the Private User-defined Area (PUA) of the coding
schemes used on their computers. In order to facilitate electronic
communication and data exchange in Chinese on the network, it is necessary
for the Government developed and standardised a set of special Chinese
characters of Hong Kong.
to find an detailed information on HKSCS?
The latest information of HKSCS can be found in the "Digital 21"
web site of the Government (http://www.info.gov.hk/digital21/eng/structure/cli_main.html).
is the different between BIG5-HKSCS Encoded File and Unicode Encoded
For files containing characters in the extension of Big-5 scheme,
are named Big5-HKSCS encoded files. For example, characters string
are encoded into "ADBB B4E4 B260 A4F4 96F5".
For files containing characters in Unicode scheme, are named Unicode
encoded files. For example, "香港深水"
are signed with unicode3.0 "9999 6E2F 6DF1 6C34 57D7".
is Big5-HKSCS Encoded File Conversion Systems (BFCS)?
The BIG5-HKSCS encoded File Conversion System (BFCS) is for converting
the BIG5-HKSCS encoded document file into Unicode encoded file.
The features of the system are listed as follows:
to convert text based file types (Text file, HTML file & Rich
Text Format file) and Microsoft Office Application file types
(Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel & Microsoft PowerPoint). The
conversion can be single file conversion as well as whole folder
powerful graphical user-friendly interface.
information such as the source and destination folders, conversion
file types filter settings and additional settings can be saved
as individual configuration file for each independent conversion
project and retrieved later whenever necessary.
- Output Log
File will be produced for each conversion batch, thus allowing
the user to have a clear understanding of the result of each conversion
batch. (And for user to double-check the validation of the links
embedded in the files.)
- The BFCS
can be used on Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows 98.
The Installation Wizard allows the user to install the BFCS System
with only just a few clicks of buttons.