DICOM PS3.5 2021e - Data Structures and Encoding

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/IEC 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

ISO-IR 58

G0 set(ASCII)

ESC 02/08 04/02

G1 set

ESC 02/04 02/09 04/01


DICOM PS3.5 2021e - Data Structures and Encoding