Chinese Encoding, Introduction
Here's a summary of major Chinese encoding.
- year . Simplified Characters only. Was used in China. ASCII compatible.
- year . Extended GB2312. Includes traditional chars.
- year . Extended both GB2312 and GBK. Charset equivalent to Unicode. . Contains both simplified and traditional characters. [see 简体繁體字表 List of Simplified/Traditional Chinese Characters] ASCII compatible. Used in China.
- year . Traditional chars only. Invented in Taiwan. Was used in Taiwan and Hong Kong, before Unicode became popular.
Note, as of 2022, vast majority of Chinese websites use UTF-8, including in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong. [see Chinese Websites Encoding survey, Year 2022]