meaning of "two-level" in Han unification

From: Julian Bradfield (
Date: Mon Nov 17 2008 - 07:35:11 CST

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    The Unicode Book describes the criteria for Han unification in terms
    of a "two-level classification". Unfortunately, it doesn't explain
    what the "two-level" means - does it mean the two dimensions of
    abstract and actual shape, or does it mean that the ideograph
    component tree is only examined for the top two levels?

    In particular, I don't understand the 6th row of Table 12-5.
    Why do the characters have the same abstract shape, when one has a
    Claw radical and the other doesn't - they even have different indexing

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