Re: Simplified Chinese radical set in Unihan

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 15:56:27 CST

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    As you say, the main problem is that there are so many different
    possible sets. Some will be proprietary, which would limit their
    usefulness although there would, I believe, otherwise be no objection
    to its inclusion. If you can come up with a reasonably standard set and
    reasonably consistent data across several dictionaries referencing it,
    I'm sure there'd be no objection to including it.

    On Dec 16, 2004, at 2:19 PM, Erik Peterson wrote:

    > Hello,
    > I've found many uses for the UniHan data file the past few years.
    > It's a great source of information.
    > One potential addition that I've wanted is a field listing the
    > simplified Chinese radical for at least the simplified Chinese
    > characters, like what exists for the Xinhua Zidian ("Xinhua
    > Dictionary") and other mainland Chinese dictionaries. I was wondering
    > if this has been discussed before?
    > Some potential difficulties I could see include the fact that
    > mainland dictionaries use a variety of different radical schemes. The
    > most standard one that I can find is the Chinese Academy of Social
    > Sciences (CASS) set with 189 different radicals. Even for dictionaries
    > that use this set the ordering is often different. Could the radical
    > set also be proprietary in some way?
    > Anyway, I was curious. I've been working on something like this
    > myself that I could also contribute when it's farther along.
    > Regards,
    > Erik Peterson

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