Re: Traditional/Simplified Unification [was: Official ISO 3166 ...]

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Dec 03 1999 - 12:02:28 EST

Glen Perkins wrote:

> Am I mistaken? Was there a decision made to not unify simplified and
> traditional in any case?

My reading of Unicode 2.0 is that simplified and traditional characters
have different abstract shapes (Y axis), though they have the same
semantic (X axis). Unification is performed only between characters
with the same abstract shape *and* semantic. Therefore, simplified
and traditional characters cannot be properly unified.


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