Person names in the Chinese language may be written in Hanzi (ideographic characters), and/or Latin (alphabetic characters). The Latin representation may be derived using pinyin or another Romanization method, or may be a chosen “westernized” name. The two component groups should be written in the order of alphabetic, then ideographic; the phonetic component group is typically not used (see Table 6.2-1). In this example the traditional script is used.
Notes: 1. Some healthcare information systems may encode a “westernized” name with other patient aliases in a separate attribute, e.g., Other Patient Names (0010,1091).
2. Some environments using Chinese language may use the third name component, e.g., for the Yi or Mongolian script, with or without the first name component. This would be similar to the Japanese and Korean name component usage.
In the example below, the Character Set attribute (0008,0005) would contain:
(0008,0005) ISO_IR 192
Wang ^ XiaoDong =王^小東=
Character encoded representation is:
0x57 0x61 0x6e 0x67 0x5e 0x58 0x69 0x61 0x6f 0x44 0x6f 0x6e 0x67 0x3d 0xe7 0x8e 0x8b 0x5e 0xe5 0xb0 0x8f 0xe6 0x9d 0xb1 0x3d
Note: The underlined bytes correspond to the Unicode code points for the Chinese characters:
and the corresponding UTF-8 encodings are:
utf-8( U+738b)= 0xe7 0x8e 0x8b
utf-8( U+5c0f U+6771) = 0xe5 0xb0 0x8f 0xe6 0x9d 0xb1