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The HKSCS and the ISO/IEC 10646

The Government has submitted the Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for inclusion in the ISO/IEC 10646 international coding standard. The current version of the ISO/IEC 10646 supports more than 80,000 characters which includes all the 5,033 characters of the HKSCS-2016.

The ISO/IEC 10646 is widely adopted by popular operating systems, database software, office automation (OA) suites, web browsers, e-mail clients and input devices. With the HKSCS included in the ISO/IEC 10646, users of popular computer products which adopt the ISO/IEC 10646 will be able to use Chinese characters contained in the HKSCS.