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    >From: "Andrew C. West"
    >Subject: Re: elided base character or obliterated character (was: Hebrew composition model, with cantillation marks)
    >Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 02:24:58 -0800 (PST)
    >On Thu, 6 Nov 2003 12:51:53 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
    > >
    > > IIRC we talked about this a year or so ago, and kicked around the idea that
    > > the Chinese square could be treated as a glyph variant of U+3013 GETA MARK,
    > > which looks quite different but symbolizes the same thing.
    >I suspect that few Chinese would be happy to see a well-known, easily-recognised
    >and frequently-used symbol relegated to a glyph variant of a Japanese symbol
    >that is unknown amd unrecognised in China. There would be puzzled faces if the
    >geta mark appeared within Chinese text if the "wrong" font was selected. And
    >given that most CJK fonts aim to cover both Chinese and Japanese characters, how
    >would the square missing ideograph glyph and the Japanese geta mark be
    >differentiated ? By means of variant selectors ? If you were going to use
    >variant selectors to differentiate the two glyphs (and neither glyph is a
    >variant of the other for that matter), then you might as well encode it
    >seperately, and be done with it !
    >The CJK Symbols and Punctuation block is largely Japanocentric, and I do not
    >think that it would hurt to add a few Chinese-specific symbols and marks - after
    >all if there's room in Unicode for wheelchairs, hot beverages, umbrellas with
    >raindrops, hot springs, etc. etc., you would think that room could be made for
    >the Chinese missing ideograph symbol which is used with such great frequency in
    >modern reprints of old texts. Probably worthwhile making a proposal and letting
    >UTC/WG2 decide.

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