RE: Unicode 4.0 beta characters.

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Mon Feb 24 2003 - 12:55:20 EST

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    William Overington wrote:
    > [...]
    > In the same U40-2600.pdf document are six Yijing monogram and digram
    > symbols. I wonder if someone could please say something about these
    > characters as to their meaning.
    > [...]

    The Yijing (also spelled "Yi Jing", "I Ching", "I-Ching", etc.) is a very
    famous book of ancient China. You can find it and information about it on
    the Web or in any bookshop.

    The Yi Jing divination system is based on tracing combinations of two
    elements called Yin and Yang:

            __ __ Yin (an interrupted horizontal line)

            _____ Yang (an uninterrupted horizontal line).

    These are the two monograms. The four digrams (also seen on the flag of
    South Korea), the eight trigrams and the sixty-four hexagrams are,
    respectively, combinations of two, three, and six monograms stacked on top
    of each other.

    _ Marco

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