From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 18 2008 - 16:56:58 CDT
Christoph Burgmer asked:
> Going through UTR #30  and more specifically the Han Radical Folding  I
> came upon two mappings that I would map differently. Furthermore looking at
> the file raised some questions.
> I am not completly confident about understanding UTR #30, but ...
> By the way, the provisional report  states the range wrongly. Currently it
> consists of ranges 2E80 - 2EF3 and 2F00 - 2FD5.
> Is this mailing list the right place to ask?
> Christoph Burgmer
>  http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr30/
>  http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr30/datafiles/HanRadicalFolding.txt
UTR #30 has languished in draft status (not finished and finally
approved) for over 4 years now. In response to that lack of
progress, and the inability of the UTC to identify an author
willing to take charge of completion of the document and its
associated data tables, the UTC decided at its meeting last week
to withdraw UTR #30. The results of that decision will be showing
up soon in changes to the Unicode Technical Reports page.
While there is ongoing interest in character folding issues and
some indication that an author (or authors) may eventually
step forward, there is no guarantee what form the document might
take if and when it emerges from withdrawn status in the future.
Personally, I consider the issues of Han character folding,
including Han radical folding, to be complex and controversial
enough that they would probably best be addressed in a separate
report focussed only on that topic, so that the many complications
of that topic don't end up derailing progress on defining other
interesting types of character foldings. But any such details
would be for future author(s) to work out.
In any case, folks on this discussion list are welcome to discuss
any kinds of Unicode character folding issues -- but just be
aware that UTR #30 is not an approved document, and with the
UTC decision to withdraw it at a UTR, it is no longer on a path
towards approval as a document.
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