QBig5Codec - Conversion to and from the Big5 encoding
The QBig5Codec class provides conversion to and from the Big5 encoding.
QBig5Codec was originally contributed by Ming-Che Chuang <firstname.lastname@example.org> for
the Big-5+ encoding, and was included in Qt with the author's permission, and the grateful
thanks of the Trolltech team. (Note: Ming-Che's code is QPL'd, as per an mail to
However, since Big-5+ was never formally approved, and was never used by anyone, the
Taiwan Free Software community and the Li18nux Big5 Standard Subgroup agree that the de-
facto standard Big5-ETen (zh_TW.Big5 or zh_TW.TW-Big5) be used instead.
QBig5Codec is currently implemented as a pure subset of QBig5hkscsCodec, so more fine-
tuning is needed to make it identical to the standard Big5 mapping as determined by
Li18nux-Big5. See http://www.autrijus.org/xml/ for the draft Big5(2002) standard.
James Su <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> generated the Big5-HKSCS<->Unicode
tables with a very space-efficient algorithm. He generously donated his code to glibc in
May 2002. Subsequently, James has kindly allowed Anthony Fok <email@example.com>
<firstname.lastname@example.org> to adapt the code for Qt.
Copyright (C) 2000 Ming-Che Chuang Copyright (C) 2002 James Su, Turbolinux Inc. Copyright
(C) 2002 Anthony Fok, ThizLinux Laboratory Ltd.
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