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Encodings, Fonts, and Input Systems
(2,615 words)

1. Introduction

Processing of Chinese characters in information technology systems can be separated into encoding (internal representation of a character), display of a character using so-called fonts, and input of characters. In the following, I will give a brief overview of the history and current state of Chinese character encoding, followed by a discussion…

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Christian WITTERN, “Encodings, Fonts, and Input Systems”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000142>
First published online: 2015

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