Re: HKSCS supplementary examples

From: Andrew West (
Date: Sun Dec 07 2008 - 07:23:27 CST

2008/12/4 <>:
>>> In Guangxi China, the language spoken is Zhuang -
>>> in this road sign for the character for the the first syllable of Napai
>>> in Debao county, pronounced "na" is written using a character from Extension
>>> C which is approved and will come on line with in the next update of
>>> unicode, this character will be U+2AF56.
>>> U+2AF56 means a paddy field in Zhuang.>
>> Since "na" is a future character, it doesn't make for a cogent argument
>> today, but the other two are fine.
> The 'na' charcter is already at stage 6 of the enocding process, which means
> the codepoint can not be changed, and that is only a matter of when, I
> expect some time in 2009, not if it becomes part of ISO10646.

In fact ISO/IEC 10646:2003 Amd.5 (which incorporates CJK-C) was just
published a few days ago, so the "na" character is no longer a "future
character" but is available for use by any 10646 implementation.
Unicode will be a little slow catching up because Unicode 5.2 has to
wait for Amd.6 to complete its last round of technical balloting
before it is ready for release.


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