>Can anyone help me understand if it would be a good idea to sort
>Kanji characters in Unicode order,
In fact, a proposed draft of JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) on
collation (tobe JIS X4051) demands to collate Kanji characters in the
order of appearance in the ISO10646-BMP.
But please note that that is not the ONLY way of sorting Kanjis.
Kanjis may be sorted by their readings, which are (of cource) language
and context sensitive.
>or for that matter what is Unicode order?
Traditional radical-stroke order.
Unfortunately, dictionaries do not agree on which Kanji should belong
to which radical : so the Unicode order is not the ONLY possible order.
Masayuki TOYOSHIMA / Dept. of Japanese linguistics, Faculty of Letters,
Hokkaido university, Sapporo 060 Japan, FAX +81-11-726-0919 (24h)
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