Re: Encoding Personal Use Ideographs

Date: Sun Nov 04 2007 - 19:44:11 CST

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    Quoting "John H. Jenkins" <>:

    > I swore I wasn't going to post anything more to the threads on this
    > topic, but since James is a rational and reasonable human being, I'll
    > break my vow.
    > ? Nov 4, 2007 12:23 AM ?? James Kass ???
    >> If IDS use would accomodate roughly 80% of CJK characters,
    >> and if Unicode allows applications to form glyphs for IDSequences,
    >> and if users need to represent as-yet-unencoded or never-to-be-
    >> encoded "characters" right now in plain text, is there a problem
    >> in using IDSequences to do so?
    > Yes. There are several problems. A FAQ has just been added to the
    > Unicode Web site to call attention to them
    > <, but:
    > 1) IDSs are inadequate to provide acceptable rendering;
    > 2) Normalization of IDSs would be necessary for operations such as
    > searching and sorting and is an absolute nightmare; and
    > 3) It is generally felt that making up *new* ideographs is a Bad Thing
    > and ought not be encouraged.
    > I won't say that the UTC or WG2 will absolutely oppose any and all
    > compositional models for Han, *but* the bar is very high indeed. This
    > approach has been bruited in Unicode pretty much since the beginning,
    > and the UTC is well aware of the practical problems involved. A
    > compositional model won't fly in the UTC unless these problems are
    > addressed; for all practical intents and purposes, the UTC would
    > require an actual implementation, at the very least.

    Thank you for giving this informative reply

    John Knoghtley

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    > John H. Jenkins

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