Re: [long] Use of Unicode in AbiWord

Date: Tue Mar 23 1999 - 18:21:59 EST

well, please excuse that i participated in "uncorroborated assertions made
by Unicode insiders and their buddies". indeed i don't know any more about
most languages including the east asian ones than what i have been reading
here and elsewhere.

it appears to me that an impressive number (>1000) of ideographs is used in
those languages that are used infrequently in names and similar places and
apparently invented for those purposes? in this case, they are probably
best covered in unicode in private use areas, possibly in planes 15/16 if
the bmp private use area is too small. if there is "evidence" for a
"private extension" or even a "private encoding system" of a government
agency, then these could be candidates for starting a registration list
(outside for those characters.

out of curiosity, is there a number for han ideographs in "general use"?
unicode 3.0 has somewhere around 27000, and i don't know about numbers for
what the irg is preparing.

sorry for spreading gossips :-) ,


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