Paper: A Chinese Characters Coding Scheme For Computer Input And Internal Stopage

ACL ID C80-1041
Title A Chinese Characters Coding Scheme For Computer Input And Internal Stopage
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980
Authors
  • Chorkin Chan (University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Hong Kong)

A coding scheme for inputting Chinese characters by means of a conventional keyboard has been developed. The code for each Chinese character is composed of two strings of keys, one corresponds to the spelling and the other the ideo- graphic property of the character. Each code requires no more than seven keys (average five and a half keys) and 99.5% of the ten thousand characters in a dictionary 'XianDai HanYu CiDian' have unique codes. Each input code can be packed into 32 bits for internal representation.