Re: Character indices (was: Unicode Humor)

From: Thomas Chan (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2002 - 15:14:08 EDT

On Fri, 26 Apr 2002, [iso-2022-jp] ろ〇〇〇〇 ろ〇〇〇 wrote:

> In the Unicode 3.0 book, WHY ON EARTH are the Han digits (you know them)
> not listed directly with the other numerics? They are given their own
> category. (I have always wondered why the Han digit 1 (一) is not called
> HAN DIGIT ONE, etc.)

How would you distinguish the common form U+4E00 from the ancient form
U+5F0C, the Japanese anti-fraud form U+58F1, the Chinese anti-fraud
form U+58F9, and the (historical) variant form U+2092A?

Thomas Chan

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