Date: Sun Mar 11 2007 - 10:41:23 CST
in unicode terms whether the square is on the left or the right is a
matter for the fontmaker to decide for the character U+9AA8, or for
any of the 304 other characters in unicode that have U+9AA8 as part of
Quoting Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Apologies for replying to myself.
> -On [20070311 15:01], Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
> (email@example.com) wrote:
>> One thing has me wondering. In my New Nelson, Learner's Kanji Dictionary,
>> Kanji & Kana, my Canon G55 Wordtank and various other references I have
>> (print version of a Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist terms and such)
>> and various
>> fonts I have show the kanji for bone to have the top part have the corner
>> squared off on the right side and not the left side as code points
>> 0x2ee3 
>> and 0x9aa8 . The KangXi radical code point 0x2fbb  has it displayed
> I noticed that the Japanese and Korean fonts I have have the bone radical
> (0x9aa8) with the corner on the right-hand side whereas Chinese fonts have it
> on the left-hand side.
> Is this a simple case of a miswritten character, or something like that, when
> hanzi were taken through buddhist studies to Japan to become kanji? And did
> Korea get it through the Japanese?
> Would it still not warrant having the right-hand side glyph as an alternative
> one to 0x9aa8 if such is the case?
> Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)in-nomine.org> / asmodai
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