BIG5 file format description
Many people share .big5 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .big5 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .big5 files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.big5 - Chinese Text Document
The BIG5 document files are related to Notepad++. 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.
- Document files
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- Chinese Text Document related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .big5 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .big5 files. Be especially cautious with .big5 files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .big5 file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .big5 file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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