PKS C 5700(was..Re: New BMP characters)

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 20:41:39 EST

On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Jungshik Shin wrote:

> > The unihan.txt file ver 3.0b1 (1999.7.2) lists four K- sources as:
> > K2 PKS C 5700-1 1994
> > K3 PKS C 5700-2 1994

> lists all the Korean industrial standards related with information
> exchange and there's no trace of PKS C 5700-[1-3] (1994|1998). It might
> be that South Korean representatives to the IRG came up with kind of
> 'make-shift' (thus independent of KS naming scheme) naming scheme for the
> collection of CJK ideographs (used in South Korea) to submit to the IRG.
> If that's the case, I think this 'PKS C 5700' thing could be only solved
> by contacting South Korean representatives to the IRG.

  I've just received an answer from someone familiar with Korean liasons
to the IRG. As I suspected, all of PKS C 5700-[1-3] have nothing to do
with any of Korean standard. They're just made up to make the list of
Hanjas to prsent to the IRG have a pseudo-official look.

  Jungshik Shin

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