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PRI 183: Supplementary registration of the AdobeJapan1 collection and of sequences in that collection


A submission for the "Supplementary registration of the AdobeJapan1 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 2011-09-20.

At the end of the review period, the submission has been incorporated into the 2012-03-02 version of the IVD as 32 additional registered IVSes for the Adobe-Japan1 collection.

This page remains available for archival purposes.

Review instructions

Reviewers are encouraged to comment on any aspect of the submissions, but more particularly on:

  • 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 appropriate

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 received.

Submission details

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 (lunde@adobe.com) & Eric Muller (emuller@adobe.com)
  • URL of the web site describing the collection: Adobe Tech Note #5078
  • Registered identifier for the collection: AdobeJapan1
  • 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 supplement).

Adobe-Japan1-6 enumerates 23,058 glyphs, specifically CIDs 0 through 23057, and 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.

The Adobe-Japan1-6 character collection is defined in Adobe Tech Note #5078.

AdobeJapan1 IVD Collection & Assignments

The purpose of the proposed AdobeJapan1 IVD collection is to support in Unicode plain text the distinctions which are made by the Adobe-Japan1 Character collection.

This submission covers the remaining kanji of Adobe-Japan1-6. Note that U+9FCC, which has been approved, serves as a Base Character for one of the proposed sequences, and is pending publication by the Unicode Consortium (in Unicode 6.1) and ISO (in 10646 3rd Edition).

Click here to view the proposed additions to the AdobeJapan1 IVD Collection. This file contains 32 lines (excluding the header lines).

Adobe-Japan1 CIDs are represented as decimal integers.

Representative Glyph Charts

Representative glyphs for the submitted sequences are available in PDF format, which shows the sequences indexed by their base character, in code point order. The complete charts (94KB) show all the submitted sequences.

Comments received

This page may be updated from time to time to inform reviewers of some of the comments received.