Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS)-2004 Support for Window Platform

Posted by doreen on July 7, 2010  |   No Comments »

To facilitate electronic communication within the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) that involves Chinese characters and special symbols commonly used in the HKSAR, the Government developed the Government Common Character Set (GCCS) in 1995. This character set was later enhanced by the Government, and was renamed Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS).

HKITF works closely with the government to promote the development of the local IT industry. As a member of CLIAC, HKITF proposed to set up an information sharing forum on ISO10646 latest development, code point standard, and how existing application will be affected. In March 2010, a HKITF Focus Group was formed and invitations to join the Focus Group were sent to OGCIO, Banks, Utilities Companies, Telco, Media, and Partners, with Professor Lu Qin of HK Polytechnic University offered to act as the honorable advisor.
The objectives of the Focus Group were to:
• draw stakeholders’ awareness on HKSCS latest development, code point standard and promote adoption of ISO/IEC 10646 for all new release of HKSCS
• collect feedback from key industry representatives
• have a common understanding on HKSCS compatibility issues with different versions of ISO 10646 standard through scenario discussion
• discuss current issues and concerns on Chinese characters processing from a business perspective
As a result, this whitepaper on HKSCS 2004 for Windows platform was produced in June 2010 with industry best practice and guidelines to facilitate the public and private sector on future platform migration.

Download the whitepaper here.

*The information contained in this document represents the current view of HKITF on the issues discussed as of the date of publication.  HKITF cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information presented after the date of publication. This paper is for informational purposes only. HKITF MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS DOCUMENT. Product company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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