Re: how to sort by stroke (not radical/stroke)

From: Andrew C. West (
Date: Tue May 13 2003 - 12:23:15 EDT

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    On Tue, 13 May 2003 08:48:42 -0600, John Jenkins wrote:

    > > Our radical/stroke sort relies on the fact that unicode order is the
    > > same as radical/stroke order.
    > Actually, this is not quite true. Outside of the fact that the Han
    > ideographs are spread out over three blocks, there are ambiguities in
    > stroke-counting which can result in disagreements.

    That's certainly true, but sorting by Unicode code point will be 90% OK for the
    99.99% of CJK data that is encoded within the basic CJK block (and at the
    radical level it'll probably be 99.9% OK). As a rough and ready method of
    sorting CJK data it's definitely the most cost effective way of implementing a
    CJK sort. Like I said, it all depends on what you want it for.


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