Converting GB2312 to UTF-8

'Herong's Tutorial Notes on GB2312 Character Set' tutorial book was cited in a Sun Java forum article in 2005.

The Herong's Tutorial Notes on GB2312 Character Set tutorial book was cited in a Sun Java forum article in 2005. Note that my Geocities site has been moved to now.

Subject: Re: Java Forums - Converting GB2312 to UTF-8
Date: Aug 11, 2005
Author: horinius

This problem of yours is very interesting.

I'm no conversion expert, but after some investigations, I think the
problem comes from the word's GB2312 code itself (or Windows or
font?). Let me explain things first .

I've added an instruction to print out the number of characters in
your strLine:
System.out.print(strLine.length() + "\n");
bw.write( strLine);

Now, if I use your word, F25B, it gives 2 characters! If I use another
word, E0A2, it gives 1 character *as expected*. <==> That's why I
think the problem comes from your word.

Then I turned to Unicode's database and conversion:

As you could see, it seems that your word can't be mapped to GB2312
(but it is mapped to Big5). So, there're 2 possibilities:
1. Unicode consortium forgot to add this word to its database
2. This word doesn't exist in GB2312.

After some searches, I came across this website on GB2312 <-> Unicode
(which is very well done. Good job, Herong!):

When I looked up characters in the F2XX range:

it is clear that your word, F25B, isn't defined!

Moreover, as I could see from the pattern, I think GB2312 encoding
scheme is as follows: a GB2312 code being a XX YY pair, possible
values for YY are A1 to FE.(Am I correct?)

Now, your word's code is F2 5B, but 5B isn't within A1-FE range, so
the code isn't a valid GB2312 code and so I think that word is simply
not encoded in GB2312.

But the problem might be Window's because Microsoft never does things
according to standards and M$ might "invent" a GB2312 code for non-
GB2312-defined characters.

This is very annoying but I don't know what to do beside writing
complaint letter to Microsoft (but it's mostly ignored).

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