Encode::TW - Taiwan-based Chinese Encodings
use Encode::CN; $big5 = encode("big5", $utf8); $utf8 = encode("big5", $big5);
This module implements Taiwan-based Chinese charset encodings. Encodings supported are as follows.
big5 The original Big5 encoding big5-hkscs Big5 plus Cantonese characters in Hong Kong cp950 Code Page 950 (Big5 + Microsoft vendor mappings)
To find how to use this module in detail, see Encode.
Due to size concerns,
EUC-TW (Extended Unix Character) and
BIG5PLUS (CMEX's Big5+) are distributed separately on CPAN, under the name Encode::HanExtra. That module also contains extra China-based encodings.
This module will automatically load Encode::HanExtra if you have it on your machine.
CNS11643 encoding files are not complete (only the first two planes,
11643-2, exist in the distribution). For common CNS11643 manipulation, please use
EUC-TW in Encode::HanExtra, which contains plane 1-7.
ASCII part (0x00-0x7f) is preserved for all encodings, even though it conflicts with mappings by the Unicode Consortium. See
to find why it is implemented that way.