K Character Sets and Person Name Value Representation in the Chinese Language with Code Extensions (Informative)

K.1 Character Sets for the Chinese Language in DICOM

GB 2312 (registered as ISO-IR 58) is used as a Chinese character set in DICOM. This character set is the one most broadly used for the representation of Chinese characters. It can be encoded by ISO 2022 code extension techniques.

The Escape Sequence is shown for reference in Table K.1-1 (see PS3.3)

Table K.1-1. ISO/IEC 2022 Escape Sequence for ISO-IR 58


G0 set(ASCII)

ESC 02/08 04/02

G1 set

ESC 02/04 02/09 04/01