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Details of extension .big5

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .big5 file?
  • Which program can create the .big5 file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .big5 format?
  • What can convert .big5 files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .big5 extension?
Chinese Text Document .big5 file icon

Chinese Text Document

BIG5 file is a Chinese Text Document. Big5 is a Chinese character encoding method used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau for traditional Chinese characters.
Detailed description not available
Category: Document files
Application: Notepad++
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
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Uuencoded Data

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Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

EA Compressed Game Archive

The .big5 filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

big (1)

Can't open a .big5 file?

If you want to open a .big5 file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .big5 association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.big5

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android