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BIG5 file extension - Chinese text

What is big5 file? How to open big5 files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The BIG5 file extension is associated with the Chinese BIG5 (Big-5) format used to encode traditional Chinese characters to text files. It is used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The .big5 file contains text encoded in BIG-5 format.

Help how to open BIG5 files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension BIG5:

As far as we know, this .big5 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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