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Chinese telegraphic code

Subject Linguistics

Place Eastern Asia » China

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214816.1999.x


A numerically ordered list of almost 10,000 characters each of which is assigned a four-digit code. These codes are used for data transmission such as telegraphy. For example, the three characters míngtiān dào ‘arriving tomorrow’ would be coded as 2494 1131 0451. At the receiving end the four-digit code is converted back into characters. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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