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The KRName IVD Collection


This page describes the KRName IVD collection, and also provides information as required by Section 4.1 of Unicode Technical Standard #37, Unicode Ideographic Variation Database.

Registration Details

The following are the registration details:

  • Name and address of the registrant: The Unicode Consortium, 611 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 120, South San Francisco, CA 94080 USA (NOTE: the original name and address were Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704 USA)
  • Name and email address of the representative: Ken Lunde <lunde@unicode.org> (NOTE: the original email address, <lunde@adobe.com>, became defunct)
  • URL of the web site describing the collection: https://www.unicode.org/ivd/krname/ (NOTE: the original URL was https://github.com/adobe-type-tools/krname-ivd-collection/)
  • Identifier for the collection: KRName
  • Pattern for the sequence identifiers: KRName_[0-9A-F]{4}_[0-9]{2}


The purpose of the KRName IVD collection, which was registered in the 2017-12-12 version of the IVD, is to register IVSes for a small number of ideograph variants that appear in Korea’s official list of hanja (aka ideographs) for personal names. Note that there is a text version prepared by Koichi Yasuoka, and a formatted and enhanced PDF version prepared by Jaemin Chung that starts on page 4 of document L2/17-173. Many thanks to Koichi Yasuoka, Motoko Yasuoka, and Jaemin Chung for preparing materials that made the KRName IVD collection possible.

Font implementations that support the KRName IVD collection include the Korean language- and Korea region-specific versions of Noto Sans CJK, Noto Serif CJK, Source Han Mono (본모노), Source Han Sans (본고딕), and Source Han Serif (본명조), all of which are open source (SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1). The Adobe-KR-9 Character Collection also supports the KRName IVD collection.


The first and current set of registered IVSes resulted from PRI #351, Combined registration of the KRName collection and of sequences in that collection, whose review period closed on 2017-07-07. The KRName IVD collection, along with its 36 IVSes, were registered in the 2017-12-12 version of the IVD.

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