What Is GB2312 Character Set

GB2312 Character Set is a set of 7445 commonly used Chinese characters established by the government of People's Republic of China in 1980.

What Is GB2312 Character Set? GB2312 Character Set is a set of 7445 commonly used Chinese characters established by the government of People's Republic of China in 1980.

What Is GB?: GB is an abbreviation of Guojia Biaozhun (国家标准), or Guo Biao (国标), meaning "national standard" in Chinese.

Main features of GB2312:

GB2312 arranges characters into a table of 94 rows and 94 columns based on the following rules:

        # of 
Rows   Chars   Type of Characters

01        94   Special symbols
02        72   Paragraph numbers
03        94   Latin characters
04        83   Hiragana characters
05        86   Katakana characters
06        48   Greek characters
07        66   Cyrillic characters
08        63   Pinyin accented vowels and zhuyin symbols
09        76   Box and table drawing symbols
16-55   3755   Hanzi level 1, ordered by pinyin
56-87   3008   Hanzi level 2, ordered by radical, then stroke

A list of all GB2312 characters and their row numbers and columns will be provided later in this book.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book - GB2312 Tutorials

Introduction to GB2312

What Is GB2312 Character Set

 GB2312 Location Codes and Native Codes

 GB2312 Encodings

 GB2312 vs. Unicode

 GB2312, GBK and GB18030

 GB2312 Usage Trends

 GB2312Unicode.java - GB2312 to Unicode Mapping

 GB2312 to Unicode Mapping - Non-Chinese Characters

 GB2312 to Unicode Mapping - Level 1 Characters

 GB2312 to Unicode Mapping - Level 2 Characters

 UnicodeGB2312.java - Unicode to GB2312 Mapping

 Unicode to GB2312 Mapping - All 7,445 Characters

 References of This Book - GB2312 Tutorials

 PDF Printing Version