Journal of Computer Science and Technology

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 283–288 | Cite as

Hanzix and Chinese open system platform

  • Sun Yufang 


International use of the UNIX system in recent years provokes a need to expand its functionality. Extensions are needed to process data in various languages as the market requirement dictate[1,2]. With the advent of open systems and interfaces, the method of internationalization (I18N) has become standardized. Hanzix Association was founded by the Institute of Software, The Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISAS, Beijing), Institute of Information Industry (III, Taipei) and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK, Hong Kong), and its aim is to promote an open system standard for Chinese character (Hanzi) processing. This paper presents Hanzix, an open system environment to support Hanzi processing, including enhancement recommended for Hanzi API, input method mechanism, codeset conversion and announcement, and reviews the current work.


Hanzi Chinese platform open system codeset input method locale internationalization localization 


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© Science Press, Beijing China and Allerton Press Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sun Yufang 
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  1. 1.Institute of SoftwareChinese Academy of SciencesBeijing

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