From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 29 2004 - 16:14:56 CST
Michael Norton (a.k.a. Flarn) asked:
> What's an ideograph? Also, what's a radical?
> Are they the same thing?
No, they aren't.
In the Unicode context, the simplest answer is that
an "ideograph" or a "CJK ideograph" is simply to be
taken as a synonym for "a Chinese character".
A "radical" is one of a list of traditional pieces
of Chinese chracters that are used in indices for
looking up Chinese characters in a dictionary.
By the way, Google is your friend. If you want to get
information about such things, googling for it is a
good way to start. I suggest reading:
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