PRI 108: Combined registration of the Adobe-Japan1
collection and of sequences in that collection
A submission for the "Combined registration of the Adobe-Japan1
collection and of sequences in that collection" has been received by
the IVD registrar. This submission is currently under review according
to the procedures of UTS#37, Ideographic
Variation Database, with an expected close date of
2007-11-25. This submission is a revision of
At the end of the review period, the submission has been incorporated into the 2007-12-14 version of the IVD, with minor adjustments, as 14,647 registered IVSes.
This page remains available for archival purposes.
Reviewers are encouraged to comment on any aspect of the
submissions, but more particularly on:
- whether the intent of a proposed collection is appropriately
- whether the glyphic subset corresponding to a proposed sequence is
indeed a glyphic subset of the base character for the sequence
- whether the proposed sequences are congruent with the scope of
their collection, or whether a new collection may be more
All comments should be sent via the reporting form and
will be forwarded to the submitter. The content of the submission may
be adjusted during the review period to account for the comments
The content of this section has been provided by the submitter.
- Name and address of registrant: Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345
Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704 USA
- Names and email addresses of representatives: Ken Lunde
(email@example.com) & Eric Muller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- URL of the web site describing the collection: Adobe
Tech Note #5078
- Suggested identifier for the collection: Adobe-Japan1
- Pattern for the sequence identifiers: CID\+[0-9]+
The Adobe-Japan1 Character Collection
The Adobe-Japan1 Character Collection is widely used as the basis
for the glyph complement of fonts for the Japanese market. Successive
versions of the collection are identified by appending a
supplement number, e.g. Adobe-Japan1-6 (the most current
Adobe-Japan1-6 enumerates 23,058 glyphs, specifically CIDs 0
through 23057, contains nearly 15,000 kanji (aka, ideographs). The
actual number of kanji is 14,664, and are the following CIDs and CID
ranges: 656, 1125-7477, 7633-7886, 7961-8004, 8266-8267, 8284, 8285,
8359-8717, 13320-15443, 16779-20316, and 21071-23057.
Of the 14,664 kanji in Adobe-Japan1-6, the following twenty seven are
unencoded and lack a parent form, meaning that they cannot be treated
through the use of IVSes: 13763, 13782, 14145, 14174, 14278, 15429,
15431, 15434, 20068-20071, 20088, 20096-20097, 20125, 20141, 20149,
20153, 20156, 20176, 20180, 20194, 20204, 20247, 20256 and 20260.
The Adobe-Japan1-6 character collection is defined in Adobe
Tech Note #5078.
Adobe-Japan1 IVD Collection & Assignments
The purpose of the proposed Adobe-Japan1 IVD collection is to
support in Unicode plain text the distinctions which are made by the
Adobe-Japan1 Character collection.
This submission covers the content of Adobe-Japan1-6. Future
supplements of the Adobe-Japan1 Character Collection, if any, will be
addressed by corresponding future submissions to the IVD.
Click here to view the proposed
Adobe-Japan1 IVS collection. Click here
to view the proposed Adobe-Japan1 IVS sequences. The second file
contains 14,639 lines (excluding the header lines).
Note that all Adobe-Japan1-6 kanji, except those twenty seven pointed out
above, are given IVS assignments, including those that have only one
form assigned. This is to ensure that each Adobe-Japan1-6 kanji can be
uniquely and explicitly identified without referencing their default
(IVS-less) encoding, and because kanji may be added in future
Adobe-Japan1 Supplements that may be variants of such kanji. As an
example, observe the single line for the kanji assigned to U+3405 in
the collections file: 3405 E0100; Adobe-Japan1; CID+15387
Also note that the highest IVS that is used in U+E010E. It is used
with U+9089, meaning that fifteen kanji are assigned to it, and are to
be distinguished through the use of IVSes. Below are all fifteen lines
9089 E0100; Adobe-Japan1; CID+6930
9089 E0101; Adobe-Japan1; CID+13407
9089 E0102; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14241
9089 E0103; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14242
9089 E0104; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14243
9089 E0105; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14244
9089 E0106; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14245
9089 E0107; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14246
9089 E0108; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14247
9089 E0109; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14248
9089 E010A; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14249
9089 E010B; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14250
9089 E010C; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14251
9089 E010D; Adobe-Japan1; CID+14252
9089 E010E; Adobe-Japan1; CID+20233
Adobe-Japan1 CIDs are represented as decimal integers.
Representative Glyph Charts
Representative glyphs for the submitted sequences are available in
PDF format, in two sets of charts. Both sets show the sequences
indexed by their base character, in code point order. The complete charts (4.4MB) show all the
submitted sequences. The partial
charts (776KB) show only the characters for which multiple
sequences are submitted.
Comparison with the previous submission
This submission is a revision of
PRI 98. Here is a summary of the changes:
- sequences for the following twenty CIDs have been removed: 13763,
13782, 14145, 14174, 14278, 20088, 20096, 20097, 20125, 20141, 20149,
20153, 20156, 20176, 20180, 20194, 20204, 20247, 20256, 20260.
- a sequence has been added for CID 12869 (on U+6CE8)
- sequences for the following fourteen CIDs have been changed to use
a different base character: 13647, 13691, 13747, 13922, 14061, 14109,
14188, 14189, 20128, 20271, 20290,7725, 7872, 8542.
- sequences for the following eleven CIDs have been changed as a
result of the other changes, to use the first available variation
selector: 1229, 2554, 3281, 6163, 13645, 13833, 13967, 14146, 14175,
This page may be updated from time to time to inform reviewers of
some of the comments received.