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NAME
       Encode::TW - Taiwan-based Chinese Encodings

SYNOPSIS
           use Encode qw/encode decode/;
           $big5 = encode("big5", $utf8); # loads Encode::TW implicitly
           $utf8 = decode("big5", $big5); # ditto

DESCRIPTION
       This module implements tradition Chinese charset encodings as used in Taiwan and Hong Kong.  Encodings sup-
       ported are as follows.

         Canonical   Alias             Description
         --------------------------------------------------------------------
         big5-eten   /\bbig-?5$/i      Big5 encoding (with ETen extensions)
                     /\bbig5-?et(en)?$/i
                     /\btca-?big5$/i
         big5-hkscs  /\bbig5-?hk(scs)?$/i
                     /\bhk(scs)?-?big5$/i
                                       Big5 + Cantonese characters in Hong Kong
         MacChineseTrad                Big5 + Apple Vendor Mappings
         cp950                         Code Page 950
                                       = Big5 + Microsoft vendor mappings
         --------------------------------------------------------------------

       To find out how to use this module in detail, see Encode.

NOTES
       Due to size concerns, "EUC-TW" (Extended Unix Character), "CCCII" (Chinese Character Code for Information
       Interchange), "BIG5PLUS" (CMEX's Big5+) and "BIG5EXT" (CMEX's Big5e) are distributed separately on CPAN, under
       the name Encode::HanExtra. That module also contains extra China-based encodings.

BUGS
       Since the original "big5" encoding (1984) is not supported anywhere (glibc and DOS-based systems uses "big5" to
       mean "big5-eten"; Microsoft uses "big5" to mean "cp950"), a conscious decision was made to alias "big5" to
       "big5-eten", which is the de facto superset of the original big5.

       The "CNS11643" encoding files are not complete. For common "CNS11643" manipulation, please use "EUC-TW" in
       Encode::HanExtra, which contains planes 1-7.

       The ASCII region (0x00-0x7f) is preserved for all encodings, even though this conflicts with mappings by the
       Unicode Consortium.  See

       <http://www.debian.or.jp/~kubota/unicode-symbols.html.en>;

       to find out why it is implemented that way.

SEE ALSO
       Encode



perl v5.8.8                       2001-09-21                     Encode::TW(3)