From: Andrew C. West (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 15 2003 - 11:14:05 EDT
On Thu, 15 May 2003 13:54:54 +0200, Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> I doubt that this would be sufficient in all cases. The radical are often
> the first (left, top) component of a character, and most radicals have many
> more than two strokes. So, considering only the first two strokes of each
> character, would result in big groups of characters being sorted randomly
> (i.e., all those character whose radical is bigger than two strokes and
> whose residual stroke count is the same).
Maybe you're right.
> Does this also include the (relatively new) "CJK components" block? If yes,
> it might be worth filling in a proposal to add those components, in order to
> complete the IDS sub-system.
I'm afraid that I've never heard of the "CJK components" block - is it a
proposed block, or are you referring to the "Kangxi Radicals" and "CJK Radicals
Supplement" blocks ? Remember that radicals are only a subset of ideographic
components (and the Kangxi Radicals are only a subset of radicals used in
earlier dictionaries such as Shuowen and Yu Pian).
I seem to remember reading somewhere that the IRG were including in the CJK-C
proposal some ideographic components that are not standalone ideographs. I
suspect that if you had a few months to spare you could probably wade through
CJK-C and find half the missing ideographic components. But as you say, it would
probably be worthwhile someone (not me) submitting a proposal for any missing
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