Library: Character encodings, international (OMEFIO)
define external string source function Big5-input-file value string filename exceptions-to value io-exception exceptions-to optional
This external string source function converts a stream of Big Five characters to a stream of UTF-8 characters.
Big 5 is a Chinese character set encoding that specifies 13,494 Chinese characters. It is the most widely used encoding in Taiwan and its name refers to the five companies that collaborated in its development in 1984.
set my-buffer to Big5-input-file "test.dat" exceptions-to e do when get-exception-status e != 0 put #error "Error " || "16r8fzud" % get-exception-status e || "occurred. %n" done
You should note two common errors.