From: Gerrit Sangel (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 19 2007 - 06:54:30 CDT
I just read some papers about the han unification but am a bit confused if
there is something like a modifier control character.
As far as I know, even though some radicals/characters are different in
Chinese and Japanese, they were unified.
But using a separate font in case the character is now Chinese, Japanese or
Korean is not always possible (think of file names, mp3 tags, plain text
files and so on), so I wondered if there is something like a control
character in proposal?
For example, using U+8336 èŒ¶ (I think, this character has different variants in
Chinese and Japanese) and then append a control character to let the display
program decide whether it should use a Chinese or Japanese glyph.
It seems, there is also a Variation Database
http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr37/ accepted, but as far as I understood it,
it is not really a clearly defined way, e.g. that variation 2 of character x
has always the same specific appearance.
There also seem to be some language tags in the SMP, but I don't know if they
are used that way.
If there were a way to store the information about the variation of the
character in the text itself, I think, it would be possible to create a font
to include all CJK characters?
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