Re: Digraphs as Distinct Logical Units

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Fri Aug 09 2002 - 11:25:48 EDT

On Friday, August 9, 2002, at 03:54 AM, Andrew C. West wrote:

> And in China, historically the personal names of emperors (for
> emperors read dictators) have been
> tabooed

An Ideographic Taboo Variation Indicator has been approved by the UTC
for addition to the standard to handle precisely this kind of situation
(see <>. It works on
the theory that you rarely need to know the precise *form* of the taboo
variant, just that a taboo form is being used. There was some
disagreement in WG2 about its utility, however, and there is the
problem that, as you note, some taboo variants have already been
encoded. It's currently scheduled to be reconsidered by the UTC.

John H. Jenkins

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