From: John H. Jenkins (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 15:56:27 CST
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:
> 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.
> Erik Peterson
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