Re: Devanagari question

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 19:58:33 EST

On Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at 03:14 PM, Chris Pratley wrote:

> Many Chinese speakers I have met claim that they do not
> see the set of Chinese characters as bounded, even if one were to go
> through
> all ancient texts.

That's Jenkins' First Law of Encoding Ideographs: You have never encoded all of them.

> It is the job of the UTC to make a call on newly
> proposed
> characters - hopefully their number will be few.

Slight correction: It's the IRG's job. UTC doesn't do ideographs.

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