Re: displaying Unicode text (was re: Transcriptions of "Unicode")

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Dec 07 2000 - 02:27:02 EST

"James Kass" <> wrote:

> I tried to respond to this in an earlier letter. We don't
> even have CJK unification in the BMP, witness the blocks
> U+8A00 to U+8B9f versus U+8BA0 to U+8C36. Many of
> the characters in the latter block are simplified versions
> of the former.
> U+8A02/U+8BA2
> U+8A03/U+8BA3
> U+8A0C/U+8BA7
> U+8A41/U+8BC2
> etc.

I usually stay out of CJK discussions since they are typically outside
any expertise I may claim, but I thought there was a BIG difference
between the issue of Chinese vs. Japanese glyphs (which may differ only
in stroke weight and number of minor strokes) and the issue of
traditional vs. simplified characters (which may appear completely
different from each other and are not even necessarily convertible from
one set to the other). Unicode unifies the former and does not unify
the latter.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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