Re: Composition of not included Chinese characters

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 18:56:12 CDT

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    > On Sep 24, 2007, at 4:04 PM, Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:
    > > Unfortunately, this is not a legitimate IDS. ...
    > > the Standard states that no legitimate IDS can contain more than
    > > 16 Unicode code points, but yours contains 18.

    I didn't count John's, but my initial attempt at an IDS for
    this biang2 was:

    2FFA 8FB6 2FF3 7A74 2FF2 6708 2FF1 2FF2 5E7A 8A00 5E7A 2FF2 9577
    99AC 9577 5202 5FC3

    which I only count at 17. Hmm, still one too long.

    Well, squinting our eyes a bit and stretching the sense of
    2FF4 a little, we can let U+25941 and U+5216 ride to the rescue:

    2FFA 8FB6 2FF4 25941 2FF4 5216 2FF1 2FF2 5E7A 8A00 5E7A 2FF2 9577
    99AC 9577

    There, just 15!

    > Evidently not. Fortunately, I don't think this particular IDS is
    > going to break anything. :-)

    Nor would I expect to be able to feed that particular IDS noodle
    to a renderer and get anything particularly ledible. ;-)


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