RE: Chemistry on chinesse. (CJK)

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 04:30:27 EST

Erik Garrés wrote:
> The elements of the periodical table (chemistry) are
> missing, and they are specially needed on chinesse
> because they don't have alphabet, so they need
> them as a graphical representation.

Some of these characters are quite common in modern life (e.g., "oxygen" is
certainly written somewhere in all Chinese hospitals), so it would surprise
me if they are not in Unicode.

Perhaps you expected to find them collected in a special block or zone, in
chemical order. But the names of chemical elements in Chinese are just
normal ideographs (although most of them have been invented in modern
times), and you find them within the CJK blocks of Unicode, in the usual
radical-stroke order.

Or did you compare the whole periodical table against the whole CJK blocks
in Unicode? In this case, could you mention a few chemical elements whose
names are missing?

_ Marco

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