From: Richard Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 09 2003 - 00:18:56 EDT
> Hi All,
> Does Unicode support both Simplified as well as Traditional Chinese ?
Yes, it does, though the Simplified support is rather lacking in
comparison with the Traditional, since the Traditional characterset is
rather large, if not completely open-ended, and simpifications may be
applied to many traditional forms, by regular processes.
> If it supports, then could you please let me know what are the respective
> character blocks in Unicode support these two?
Traditional and Simplified characters are not in distinct blocks.
Rather, you should be concerned with Traditonal <=> Simplified mappings.
I can see how it might seem to make some sense to put all purely
simplified characters together; but when you consider that some
simplified characters are really traditional simplifications, and when
you consider that many traditional characters have no modern
simplifications (the same characters are used in both Simplified and
Traditional contexts), and when you consider that there are sometimes
many-to-one mappings ... well, perhaps you see where I am going with this.
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