Re: Taboo Variants

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Fri Aug 09 2002 - 13:58:45 EDT

On Friday, August 9, 2002, at 11:38 AM, Andrew C. West wrote:

> For argument's sake, what are you going to do when I publish the
> manuscript copy of a draft edition
> of the Kangxi dictionary that I recently purchased in a second-hand
> bookstore in London that
> includes ten supplementary radicals not found in the printed editions ?

Realistically, they'd probably go in the CJK Radicals Supplement block.

> Given that there's going to be proposals for additional CJK symbols
> and punctuation marks in the
> future (if no-one else does I've got a few I'll propose), surely it
> would be better to simply create
> a "CJK Symbols and Punctuation B" block for the proposed IDEOGRAPHIC
> irrelevant that the block will only have one charcacter to start with.
> It's got to be better than
> poluting other blocks with characters that just don't belong there.

Well, nobody is strongly wedded to the current proposed allocation, to
be frank. It can always change. I think the one thing people would
hope is that the new character goes somewhere in the neighborhood of
other Han characters.

John H. Jenkins

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