Relation of GB2312 and Unicode

This section provides a quick introduction of the relation between GB2312 character set and Unicode character set.

GB2312 character set is sub set of Unicode character set. This means that every character defined in GB2312 is also defined in Unicode.

However, GB2312 codes and Unicode codes are totally un-related. For example, GB2312 character with code value of 0xB0A1 has a Unicode code value of 0x554A. There is no mathematical formula to convert a GB2312 code to a Unicode code of the same character.

My other tutorial book "Herong's Tutorial Notes on GB2312 Character Set" provides you a complete map of all GB2312 codes and their corresponding Unicode codes.

Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Character Sets and Encodings

 ASCII Character Set and Encoding

GB2312 Character Set and Encoding

 GB2312 Character Set for Chinese Characters

 GB2312 Encoding for GB2312 Character Set

Relation of GB2312 and Unicode

 GB18030 Character Set and Encoding

 JIS X0208 Character Set and Encodings

 Unicode Character Set

 UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format - 8-Bit)

 UTF-16, UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE Encodings

 UTF-32, UTF-32BE and UTF-32LE Encodings

 Java Language and Unicode Characters

 Character Encoding in Java

 Character Set Encoding Maps

 Encoding Conversion Programs for Encoded Text Files

 Using Notepad as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Word as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Excel as a Unicode Text Editor

 Unicode Fonts

 Unicode Code Point Blocks - Code Charts

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version