Re: writing Chinese dialects

From: Arne Götje (高盛華) (
Date: Sun Feb 04 2007 - 05:13:30 CST

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    On Saturday 27 January 2007 13:35, John H. Jenkins wrote:
    > I would love to see them, too, and will gladly add them to Unicode's
    > database of known unencoded ideographs (provided we get reasonable
    > pointers to documentation as well).
    > Unfortunately, the ship has sailed on Extension D. Actual proposals
    > to encode these will have to wait for Extension E.

    Ok, I have scanned the list.
    The pdf is here:

    I also composed a list of all missing characters (the invented ones and
    others from the same dictionary) with ideographic description
    The list is here:

    At least I couldn't find those characters in Unicode... maybe I have
    overlooked a few...

    which brings me to another question:
    Does anyone have / know a tool where I can search CJK characters in
    Unicode based on the components they are made of?
    Im particularly intersted in Ext.B characters, because it's a PITA to
    scan the PDF manually. The Radical/Stroke search on the Unicode webpage
    is not always a big help, since it is not always clear to which radical
    a character belongs, expecially in Ext.B... :(

    So, I'm looking for something like this:

    I want to get the codepoint of the character 𣍐.
    I search for the components 勿 and 會. Then the character 𣍐 should be
    displayed with its codepoint U+23350.

    If this kind of database doesn't exist yet, who is with me to create

    For the references of the above mentioned missing characters, I would
    need some time to collect them... I guess a scan of the dictionary page
    in question is not sufficient, is it?

    (I also have an additional list of missing charcaters from a Hakka
    dictionary... but unfortunately I need to dig out the characters from
    the dictionary myself, the author didn't provide me a list of them...
    so it will take some time until the list is complete.)


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