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Chart of Chinese Character Encodings: Telegraph Code

This first chart illustrates the code used for sending Chinese characters in telegrams. Originally, the characters were only represented by four-digit groups. As numbers are more expensive to send in Morse than letters, a three-letter coding was later developed. And then a computer code, using two ASCII characters (usually with 128 added) to represent each Chinese character was directly derived from the telegraph code. However, that encoding is not much used with computers at the present time.

In this encoding, the characters are in the order traditionally used in Chinese dictionaries, by their radicals (that is, one of a set of 214 simple characters which, as a component of another more complex character usually indicates the general area of that character's meaning).

Since this page is in the Big5 encoding, any characters which do not have representations in that encoding will not appear.

! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _ ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~
0- 93AAA-ADP ! @ @ B C V T W U B A @ @ @ @ X b @ @ @ Y D @ @ @ D [ E G F @ A A E ^ ] @ @ F @ G _ @ E @ @ ` F G ܲ @ H
94- 187ADQ-AHF " Q R J K L M I P h Q g a N O H ɭ ɱ ɪ B A D Z G C E d H @ b ˴ ˾ ˷ ˽ ] V J I
188- 281AHG-AKV # Q K Y P X T [ N W M U R Z O S L \ @ H @ T S V L X R \ ^ S @ ܹ
282- 375AKW-AOL $ ܻ ܸ @ @ v u x _ l k @ I a S R J I K ^ @ J @ @ K @ L @ @ T U A
376- 469AOM-ASB % i ` _ @ @ a @ @ V B @ ɻ M N @ @ @ @ @ @ @ L Z @ @ B Y W @ X @ M N b Z F D E G C S R P O @ Q @ g c h d e
470- 563ASC-AVR & @ k @ @ A B D C @ @ O \ [ H U V T W n @ l k @ i j l @ A E y U @ @ c @ ] I m P _ @ C k ` K J X
564- 657AVS-AZH ' n @ @ @ @ @ Q d @ c b n R e d q @ @ V @ f L M r @ Z @ o g Y @ @ D s @ p @ @ @ F @ @ @ W h @ @ @ S e @ q O @ f j
658- 751AZI-BCX ( y t o n u s l z m w i x v k r @ q S Y U X N Q P W Z O R V @ \ g [ ] u p _ h J w t \ m e d n o l j i k q ^ r f c b O P G @ K L E D I R C F H M S @ Q @ J t r y A
752- 845BCY-BGN ) w | s ~ { F z v D @ C D v r t p @ m n l e A
846- 939BGO-BKD * s h R @ J @ H N S N B M T S J L R @ I H K @ O @ B Q { } ~ ` Q Y V X Z W o n m { I ^ } | w ] y x z
940-1033BKE-BNT + T E F @ ԫ H ʦ E @ g b f d c e a } @ { ~ | @ ʫ Y [ Z V \ W U P R V \ J I L G Թ @ Գ ԯ Ա إ Զ @ ~ ء J
1034-1127BNU-BRJ , آ @ U Z U Y T @ ئ V Y I W V [ Z K X K H \ G S R a b @ [ ` h @ @ @ ʯ @ @ L @ @ i ~ g h ]
1128-1221BRK-BUZ - @ j Z p i j a _ ` ^ b ` M O @ N س @ ] ʰ k l n q p m k ʴ o f d c i n l k j h q m G g e f b @ k V r \ c e
1222-1315BVA-BYP . [ P Q T R S W X Z Y U @ @ C D B A @ @ ط C A D ض ظ E ؿ @ @ A B s m n i p @ ش c ^ ` b W V O P Q T \ A l m
1316-1409BYQ-CCF / r s s u t U ] E G F @ p @ q r @ v t u w V W v x z w { y g c _ ` b d a f e @ J I @ H G K F I K H J G H | I f g e d d _ e o x
1410-1503CCG-CFV 0 g @ N M L L M @ p @ y | @ J @ q ʽ ʾ N @ @ r t ~ } @ j h i Q O ~ h i _ @ a s z @ d _ ] b | o k @ q m l Φ s q @
1504-1597CFW-CJL 1 R T @ X Z V [ ^ U W Y ] R N O P v C Q D c k g k _ ` ` r q a @ t { _ @ u t @ v x w @ S @ y @ | @ l n m ί v
1598-1691CJM-CNB 2 u s b a c ` U W T V [ E m n l l z ~ } F @ @ X @ @ x ι y w x J g f d e h w G Z [ ] H G Y _ @ p r q q t s o s p m f U e @
1692-1785CNC-CQR 3 @ @ @ @ { κ @ | @ I @ } p q r o z y i j L ] a u s @ μ k J U @ @ @ z m C n l ^ v @ @ K t } | { o r p u q t s
1786-1879CQS-CUH 4 @ a _ ` K c L b x w s @ z ̨ ̢ { z @ @ ̣ ~ ~ | { } ѧ
1880-1973CUI-CXX 5 Ѥ x ѩ Ѧ @ y w @ ѥ ] @ d | e ~ S b V Z ^ [ f c T { k o Q m q E S i l s T ^ U r @ ] p N t j M R g P Y \ @ g [ _ V Z @ @ X l O f A W } G @ |
1974-2067CXY-DBN 6 F E C D @ z n { H y B @ ~ t u ~ y { @ v @ @ V g t j i h a b @ ̰ u a t ` s I W
2068-2161DBO-DFD 7 u ̱ @ ѯ v P @ ~ | ̷ @ ̸ ̴ @ A
2162-2255DFE-DIT 8 @ C B E D Ѷ ѹ Ѽ Ѵ Ѻ @ e @ x t @ @ i r g x p s w u k Q o z f } | y @
2256-2349DIU-DMJ 9 e \ g { _ j c v o n x p @ l i z b k n o j | ݧ ݳ ݪ ݬ e h f S ݮ m y @ ݰ ݤ K O R T N P Q J Y M
2350-2443DMK-DPZ : ^ e @ @ Y X \ ] Z k d J c @ u @ q @ @ F G @ q V @ @ x @ y r W
2444-2537DQA-DTP ; { s _ @ @ I | Y } @ M H @ @ J ] P M K N Q L O R ժ թ @ @ ١ y
2538-2631DTQ-DXF < v { x t z \ Z w u @ [ ` n @ m f N @ T | B A @ a g @ @ A @ @ @
2632-2725DXG-EAV = A W C U M N F X H S C V Q O P R E L T G K @ J D \ U K I [ D e R @ ` f Y a m V X B j c l g H k d Z _ N T W h ] i Q L @
2726-2819EAW-EEL > ս կ տ @ ղ @ վ մ ձ ո ٲ ٴ ٮ @ @ ٪ ٰ ٸ ٷ ~
2820-2913EEM-EIB ? @ } _ @ @ d ] m G ^ g k a h f J ` @ R c l j i b F O _ e C n @ @ f @
2914-3007EIC-ELR @ c h i b e g d @ r q Q p V P V S h Q @ v @ V ^ Y p q I @ j W w B Z n [ k @ \ d o e p d l @ ^
3008-3101ELS-EPH A q @ C r @ g s h @ @ B @ A @ @ ] ` ^ r V @ D @ E Q L O V X Z @ M W G ^ M U H I P [ N S \ R @ F S K Y
3102-3195EPI-ESX B R T J z j q b e m o v h f g u n p s u y c l k r t x ~ w i _ d ` { t a @ A } @ v s v { r ~ o } z K x w | u p q y w y C E E B D H Y A
3196-3289ESY-EWN C F K @ \ I @ J [ I J O P G [ U D g X c N O Q ^ F \ H J h b _ ] f a ` V M T L K C e d Y S @ A Z I D B F E E H J
3290-3383EWO-FAD D @ @ F A F I ` U J W R N O Y j D [ @ w o @ u } | @ v t x u z ~ { s y @ s v x } |
3384-3477FAE-FDT E A @ @ @ B P H @ A D F E B @ @ I H C D J G O m U q o p s r x v s w t \ u y _ a Y n
3478-3571FDU-FHJ F [ @ k i j Z c b @ x y W e _ b ^ ` a @ P ϱ ϰ ϭ @ @ P m Q @ @ M i l @ i G l L H I O L J K M X W @ @ i @ N k p @
3572-3665FHK-FKZ G b a d ` H @ Q K J F M I S U V O R N M P t u v z i { h l [ Y @ y N @ @ R n @ a @ | ϶ @ e P @ | @ d
3666-3759FLA-FOP H c _ ϼ ҡ ~ S o ^ R @ h ޣ } j ϻ B g b f d @ Ҥ W U T V Ҩ ң X m ҩ s ` u r q _ h d c o T V @ @ U S @ p ޫ ު t s [ W _ \ w b c a x y ~ á m
3760-3853FOQ-FSF I z v i @ D g j h j i h @ Ү _ Ҫ ] ҫ ҭ Ҭ Ұ ұ ^ Z ү \ o { y w z p [ j @ x @ } ~ ` Z ڤ [ a b X ڢ y _ Y ^ ] \ | z e ک ޱ @ ޵ @ ޳ ޴
3854-3947FSG-FVV J @ @ A @ @ f ~ g X Y Z \ [ b z l h f â e @ ã n { @ k һ } ] ä { @ ҽ ~ ڪ ޾ ^ _ @ n G | F u @ @ @ ҿ c d @ E j i ګ @
3948-4041FVW-FZL K k l q p l @ o ` c b a d y f e ڭ ڬ @ B æ å | @ @ @ @ n @ o h i @ n l k j e f g m ֡ | ڵ k h l i ڰ g
4042-4135FZM-GDB L @ @ E C H I F G @ q m ` o @ n r u t } b @ ~ J H I è o p @ @ ~ } @ @ n o @ m @ q p J v @ O o n @ r @ K P @ q
4136-4229GDC-GGR M @ r s s @ L d c s q w Q @ w v u v ֯ @ t ֨ ֱ ֬ @ ֧ E ں ڹ ھ ڼ C A F D @ @ Q M P f e h @ @ A
4230-4323GGS-GKH N | ¤ ¢ £ é u y f ֩ @ o x u G B z @ @ z | H ָ } z y v w x L H N J @ O P @ I T X V S U @ R Y
4324-4417GKI-GNX O @ W j l i k F D G C ¦ ê s y E @ q r t @ @ q ͢ ּ @ R S @ T @ m H I § ë š @ ɧ
4418-4511GNY-GRN P V @ r q p @ @ @ } | z { y Z X W [ Y @ ^ _ [ ] Z \ p @ r q n o J ¨ ^ © ª í ì @ G s ͤ @
4512-4605GRO-GVD Q B ~ ] ^ H J a @ @ s @ « ¬ u @ @ @ @ @ @ v @ C D B @ E @ a E J D c H b I G
4606-4699GVE-GYT R @ L U [ R T i P @ @ W M N b c e ` h d f g v t Q y w u z { @ O L M P j N @ _ c ° b ² ± i f ® g ¯ ­ ò ð @ ñ î ï @ x w y @ ó
4700-4793GYU-HCJ S ţ Ţ @ Y X k ~ @ E f @ @ d R e _ ^ k @ | @ } S X T V R @ W ³ @ z @ @ t J T X P O U S
4794-4887HCK-HFZ T l @ h [ Y j U @ V ` X k i g ^ s @ t @ o g m i l c n p r v l t @ @ s w q n m o
4888-4981HGA-HJP U y @ z { ~ c _ a ] g \ e ` Z b [ d f ´ µ º · l p ¸ ¹ ÷ ø ô õ @ ú ö | ~ ġ } @ l @ @ @ j @ Ģ
4982-5075HJQ-HNF V A @ H u L _ ^ [ @ n o e m @ h p x f | } ù B @ M ` @ s r q ~ v û ý ü d m C A B z { k ¼ @ ½ l ģ @
5076-5169HNG-HQV W @ @ A Q @ B @ S @ o } @ @ C @ B t u E D p o n q z ¿ ¾ ť Ť @ w v F @ @ w v y { z x @ | ͭ G H I d H f L c D ^ F K O M @ W
5170-5263HQW-HUL X J E G @ @ @ D G K ծ E J J G { ~ | | y x z q L H M I @ } J K t x z w v u r y þ { Ĥ Ŧ A N N { @
5264-5357HUM-HYB Y @ @ P @ O @ o V P | @ @ C R ߡ @ Ͱ h @ R V S U S ߣ H ~ ĥ D @ } } @ W A @ I L ˡ ˢ ~ { | ~ Ϳ ͸ ; @ ͳ
5358-5451HYC-IBR Z ͹ ͺ @ b g \ d a p ] j V ` c e U v Y W R r ^ t l z @ k o _ Z S X Ӥ T m @ [ | } { s ӫ Ӫ ӭ Ӧ v @ t k ] g @
5452-5545IBS-IFH [ A @ Z f l _ ۢ v ۣ @ t o Ժ e ] d l { z q f U ߴ @ ߶ @ ߹ ߵ ߯ ߫ ` @ X [ Y @ Z ]
5546-5639IFI-IIX \ a U ^ W V T c \ @ b M _ @ Z q ` s @ [ K X P b ߻ k c ^ m R @ p l B G J M R B @ @ K C S L O N @ F
5640-5733IIY-IMN ] I ^ ~ @ @ @ ÿ ħ ĩ @ Ħ Ī Ĭ ĭ @ @ ī @ @ C Ĩ N h Ӷ @ B | W V @ i k C A F G
5734-5827IMO-IQD ^ D E B ӹ L פ K ק F @ G E I D M ۾ J ۴ ۻ @ j e m h i g k @ l @ f ~ \ a d @ i @
5828-5921IQE-ITT _ l j f g [ X _ e @ į @ C L Z @ @ Щ @ @ @ @ E @ l Ъ N װ @ m I J @ M K P U T R S ׾ @ ׶
5922-6015ITU-IXJ ` O @ ׿ ׵ Q @ @ @ t v n p r q s o u s p o o @ s @ İ I F Ũ ŧ H O n @ @ @
6016-6109IXK-JAZ a W V B @ x @ ı Q @ [ @ @ o E F { { IJ ũ J @ q r а p T Q P V S W U O R X Y _ Y ^ Z [ X \ ] @ ` D F E C @ B @ G A F @
6110-6203JBA-JEP b E D J K x { @ } y | z ~ w @ | @ @
6204-6297JEQ-JIF c ~ @ @ @ @ ĵ ķ ĸ Ĵ Ķ ij @ L A Ū T @ @ @ L g @ m @ @ @ Z Q a @ v b H O @ ˣ \ [ I V X @ @ s
6298-6391JIG-JLV d t ] ^ h f g c e d J L Q S U R O K M T P N @ Q @ G ĺ Ĺ P B Q ū @ Ŭ B H j i @ v u _ X W V
6392-6485JLW-JPL e @ R @ k l [ ^ Y ] \ _ Z p l g h Y U Z @ @ D C A Q @ M [ ļ Ľ Ļ
6486-6579JPM-JTB f C E _ ŭ ^ Ů \ ] \ n @ ` @ @ @ y x c a b m n E G b c v x u w L @ I @ @ @ D E V T U F ů c E @
6580-6673JTC-JWR g d @ @ @ G @ d A @ @ | ~ { } д z j g n @ l i h e k m f p z v ~ w | r o q } u x t y { s L e g i f j h @ G J P E } O C B M L K I N { D F H
6674-6767JWS-KAH h @ C A D B O E S @ P o @ ˧ @ ˫ з к м л @ @ й p r l R k Q Q m R
6768-6861KAI-KDX i i h g H S G F I V [ I d X Ű q u t s _ p o ] \ U T S q r p M Y Z J K [ L @ P O Ŀ H \ G C ] @ V q N x v y w
6862-6955KDY-KHN j y i w @ x j r s v a Y @ f d b X ] @ _ ^ v | w ~ U e P @ V r m f W h i S j Q d Z @ C E A D B @ W
6956-7049KHO-KLD k U [ R X ^ c i d O I N K ^ M _ L ] ű g e Ų ų I @ H D _ R ^ s h S r p q w @ { D E } | ~ { h [ \ I
7050-7143KLE-KOT l G F D L F E @ k j u D C P j i @ ɩ V ˭ ˮ @ E ~ | } F @ } ~ j k @ i @ G
7144-7237KOU-KSJ m M I m H @ @ A F n m l o J e r s @ B ܧ ܦ s p r q @ ] ` ^ _ N K P L O M u @ S @ Q R F Ŵ v ŵ G E F U { C t Q R @ D a
7238-7331KSK-KVZ n @ S @ @ u v @ b d c S T R @ z w @ x @ @ H @ ŷ Ŷ H @ @ @ A @ @ @ @ B @ T O @ ܫ | w x { X y z e [ @ Y
7332-7425KWA-KZP o f Y @ U @ @ V Z W @ @ D B C @ F @ A M V @ U Ÿ I ` @ G B r s @ @ @ G @ ܭ ~ } i \ k j l _ a ` ^ Z [ \ ] K K Q N M @
7426-7519KZQ-LDF p J C D V U S R t Ź W W a @ S O @ L U T @ n q s r t p m o e c ` b _ d @ c [ @ @ V a @ M E F y ] ` _ [ Z { z Y X { @
7520-7613LDG-LGV q | x Ż P ź y ~ @ Q J j k z @ u e f @ b \ d ż b @ @ H @ h v @ @ g n P G e f g @ Ž S c K i x @ @ I { @ @ @ z y
7614-7707LGW-LKL r Q @ @ g S R ^ ] @ L @ | q @ y z x j C p j A B X U T J I H V @ @ i @ @ ` _ ž V M ^ X s t { ܮ } ~ @ p l m n o E F ~
7708-7801LKM-LOB s Z Y [ M O N L P @ @ z a b c @ j N O i a n d ` x } | @ P Q @ @ G @ Q S @ R e @ @ @ @ @ T @
7802-7895LOC-LRR t @ d @ H s @ r q L J I K \ f { u @ ܯ @ @ @ R @ c @ @ ] @ g @ ^ @ y @ M @ @ N | @ i j @ T S s @
7896-7901LRS-LRX u @ t @ @ t u v w x y z { | } ~ @ I C H ] ^ M @ D G F H I
v e @ f @ @ A B C a W b @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @

This chart is of the computer version of the telegraph code. The ASCII-like sequence of Western printing characters at the end is not part of the original telegraph code; instead, the Latin alphabet was represented by codes 9874-9899, and the digits followed by special characters were at 9960-9999. In addition, codes 9701-9712 represented the twelve months of the year, codes 9901-9931 represented the 31 days of the month, and codes 9800-9824 represented the 24 hours of the day (including both 0h and 24h).


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