Common Coding Standards for Chinese Characters
The name of "Big5" was drawn up by five large computer markers in
Taiwan that developed the de facto standard, also called industrial
standard, in 1984. It contains 13,051 distinct Chinese characters,
arranged in two levels by number of strokes and then by radical.
It is also commonly used in Hong Kong.
Guo Biao (GB)
Stands for a series of standards issued by the government in Mainland
China. The most commonly used computer coding standards is called
GB2312-80, which is referred to as GB2313 or simply GB. The characters
in GB2312-80 are arranged by two levels, the first is arranged by
reading and the second is by radical then number of strokes.
It is a coding standard developed by the International Organization
for Standardization (ISO) to embrace characters of all major languages
in the world. It contains about 27,484 Han characters (in ISO/IEC
10646-1:2000) and it unifies the Han character coding standards
of Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korean, and Vietnam. The ISO 10646
standard can be regarded as equivalent to the Unicode standard.
the Han character coding standards of some Asian counties, including
all the characters in Big5 and GB
code point assignment different from the ISO 10646 standard
includes Traditional Chinese characters
Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters can be displayed
in the same interface
follow the character set of the ISO 10646 standard
Traditional Chinese characters can be displayed in an interface
over the world
Organization for Standardization (ISO)
of Mainland China
five software developers in Taiwan
Common Coding Standards for Chinese characters)