sbig5 - A character encoding system (codeset) for Traditional Chinese
The Shift Big-5 (sbig5) codeset is a variant of the Big-5 codeset (see big5(5)). The only difference between these codesets is that the second byte of some Big-5 characters are mapped to different values in the Shift Big-5 codeset. The remapping is done to avoid having some metacharacters like *, which has special meaning to UNIX commands, in the second byte of a 2-byte Big-5 character.
The mappings of Big-5 characters to Shift Big-5 characters are as follows:
|Big-5 (2nd byte)||Character Symbol||Shift Big-5 (2nd byte)||Character Symbol|
codeset is not supported by a locale but
only through codeset conversion.
The following codeset converter pairs are available for converting Traditional Chinese characters between sbig5 and other encoding formats. Refer to iconv_intro(5) for an introduction to codeset conversion. For more information about the other codeset for which sbig5 is the input or output, see the reference page specified in the list item. big5_sbig5, sbig5_big5
Others: ascii(5), big5(5), Chinese(5), code_page(5), dechanyu(5), dechanzi(5), eucTW(5), i18n_intro(5), i18n_printing(5), iconv_intro(5), l10n_intro(5), telecode(5)