The Big5-HKSCS codec provides conversion to and from the Big5-HKSCS encoding.
The codec grew out of the QBig5Codec originally contributed by Ming-Che Chuang <email@example.com>. James Su <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> and Anthony Fok <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> implemented HKSCS-1999 QBig5hkscsCodec for Qt-2.3.x, but it was too late in Qt development schedule to be officially included in the Qt-2.3.x series.
Wu Yi <firstname.lastname@example.org> ported the HKSCS-1999 QBig5hkscsCodec to Qt-3.0.1 in March 2002.
With the advent of the new HKSCS-2001 standard, James Su <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> generated the Big5-HKSCS<->Unicode tables with a very space-efficient algorithm. He generously donated his code to glibc in May 2002. Subsequently, James has generously allowed Anthony Fok to adapt the code for Qt-3.0.5.
Currently, the Big5-HKSCS tables are generated from the following sources, and with the Euro character added:
There may be more fine-tuning to the QBig5hkscsCodec to maximize its compatibility with the standard Big5 (2002) mapping as determined by Li18nux Big5 Standard Subgroup. See http://www.autrijus.org/xml/ for the various Big5 CharMapML tables.
See also Text Codecs: Big5, Big5-HKSCS.
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