Fictional scripts revisited, might as well relax about it now

From: Dan Kolis (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 11:51:22 EST

>> On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 10:58:06PM -0800, Thomas Chan wrote:
>> > First, there are the 4000 new[4] "CJK Ideographs" that he created solely
>> > for a work called _Tianshu_ (A Book from the Sky)[5] (1987-1991), which Xu
>> > spent three years carving movable wooden type for. There is no doubt that
>> > these are bona fide Han characters, albeit without readings and meanings.
>> Idiosyncratic and personal characters are not encoded in Unicode.
>> But that's not true. No one is proposing that every newly created script
>> that comes along be encoded in Unicode. For them to gobble up 4000
>> codepoints, it would take a body of work by a number of authors, like
>> Tengwar and Cirth have had.

Well, if you have no cultural bias and you encode Klingon, you pretty well
have to include anything.

Interesting disucssion, however.


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