From: Andrew West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 08:41:37 CDT
On 14/06/05, Tom Emerson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Andrew West writes:
> > On 14/06/05, Benjamin Kite <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > The Unihan definition for U+939D (Šp) is presently "tc". I assume this
> > > stands for "traditional character".
> > "tc" is a little terse. In fact "tc"stands for the element technetium.
> > Both U+939D and U+951D (a simplified character which also has the
> > Unihan definition of "tc") are used to translate the name of this
> > element in Chinese. I guess the Unihan definition should be "Tc"
> > rather than "tc", and perhaps "Tc (technetium)" would be even clearer.
> I thought U+9340 was the full-form of U+951D. Is U+939D a variant U+9340?
I haven't got a dictionary to hand, so I'm relying on my memory of the
Periodic Table in Chinese, but I think that both 951D/9340 (one
traditional/simplified pair of characters) and 939D/28C4F (another
unrelated traditional/simplified pair of characters) are used to
translate technetium. 951D/9340 aren't directly relevant to Benjamin's
original points, but I mentioned 951D because it also has a Unihan
definition of "tc" (having just looked, I now see that 9340 has the
slightly more helpful definition of "technetium").
> > > Lastly, there is a simplified version of U+939D with the standard
> > > simplification (U+9485 [...]) of the Kangxi gold radical (U+2FA6 [...]),
> > > but it doesn't seem to appear in Unicode anywhere at present.
> > The simplified form is encoded at U+28C4F.
> This form doesn't use the simplified gold radical, rather U+8345.
Uh ? Looks like it does to me (simplified gold on the left, U+8345 on
> Is this full/simple form mapping between U+939D and U+28C4F documented?
> (I'm not trying to be a PITA, I'm trying to understand the process.)
Doesn't look as if it is in Unihan, but then the
traditional/simplified mappings in Unihan are known to be incomplete.
> Tom Emerson Basis Technology Corp.
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