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Chinese Character Encoding for Internet Messages (RFC1922)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004235D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 21 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

HF. Zhu: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This memo describes methods of transporting Chinese characters in Internet services which transport text, such as electronic mail [RFC-822], network news [RFC-1036], telnet [RFC-854] and the World Wide Web [RFC-1866].

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Network Working Group HF. Zhu

Request for Comments: 1922 Tsinghua U

Category: Informational DY. Hu

Tsinghua U

ZG. Wang

CITS

TC. Kao

III

WCH. Chang

III

M. Crispin

U Washington

March 1996

Chinese Character Encoding for Internet Messages

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Abstract

This memo describes methods of transporting Chinese characters in

Internet services which transport text, such as electronic mail

[RFC-822], network news [RFC-1036], telnet [RFC-854] and the World

Wide Web [RFC-1866].

Introduction

As the use of Internet covers more and more Chinese people in the

world, the need has increased for the ability to send documents

containing Chinese characters on the Internet. The methods described

in this document provide means of transporting existing Chinese

character sets as well as leaving space for future extension.

This document describes two encodings, ISO-2022-CN and

ISO-2022-CN-EXT. These are designed with interoperability in mind

and are encouraged in this document for current Chinese interchange;

they are 7-bit, support both simplified and traditional characters

using both GB and CNS/Big5, and do not impose any unusual quoting

requirements on ASCII characters.

As important related issues, this document gives detailed

descriptions of the two encodings CN-GB and CN-Big5, and a brief

description of ISO/IEC 10646 [ISO-10646]. CN-GB and CN-Big5 are

currently used as the internal codes for Chinese documents.

ISO-10646 is the universal multi-octet character set defined by ISO;

we feel that in the future it may become the preferred technology for

Chinese documents and electronic mail when it is widely available.

Specification

1. 7-bit Chinese encodings: ISO-2022-CN and ISO-2022-CN-EXT...