From: Hohberger, Clive (CHohberger@zebra.com)
Date: Sat Dec 13 2008 - 08:39:55 CST
Apropos of John Jenkins comment below, which I fully agree with, and as
I am not a speaker or reader of Chinese I need a bit help to construct a
sensible message for a bar code example with uses characters both from
the BMP and the SIP.
--- I have developed a Unicode 5 based bar code called Ultracode with is in the last stages of becoming and International Symbology Specification to be issued by AIM Global. The AIM Global Technical Symbology Committee has drafted nearly all the standards for bar code both in common use and ultimately standardized by ISO. We have just completed Grid Matrix (GB 2812-1980 based) and are now looking at Chinese Sensible Code (GB 18030 based). Ultracode is a 2-D constant height, variable length, error correcting bar code designed as a replacement for linear bar codes. It has 3 unique characteristics: It is designed to suppost Unicode 5 natively; is extremely damamge resistant and can be printed by low quality printing processes such as a spray can and stencil. I would be haapy to provide more information on Ultracode upon request. Attached is an example of an Ultracode symbol containg a haiku by Basho. Both the Shift-JIS and Unicode encodings are given; Unicode was encoded here from UTF-8 input. To show the encoding flexibility operating across more than code plane, I need a 10-20 character Chinese message using characters from both the BMP and the SIP. I'd like to see primarily BMP characters, with both isolated SIP characters and groups of 2 or more consecutive SIP characters. What I would like assistance on is: 1. Drafting the message and Unicode codepoint string 2. A JPEG or similar file of the printed characters These would be included as an example in the final Ultracode specification. Please feel free to respond to me off line at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for you consideration Clive Clive P. Hohberger, PhD VP, Technology Development Zebra Technologies Corporation 333 Corporate Woods Parkway Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3109 USA (office) +1 847 793 2740 (mobile) +1 847 910 8794 -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of John H. Jenkins Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 11:25 AM To: unicode Unicode Discussion Subject: Re: HKSCS supplementary examples How about this, then, Tex: One of the projects that the IRG undertook is to identify the core set of ideographs which *must* be supported on a platform in order to satisfy modern needs. This set of 9810 ideographs includes 62 from the SIP. Basically, this set represents what the best experts in the world on the subject of ideographic repertoires on computers have to say. They say that these 62 must be supported to minimally meet modern needs. This obviates the need to do any research to justify the characters in question; people better qualified than we are have already done that. ===== John H. Jenkins email@example.com - CONFIDENTIAL- This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential, and may also be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not review, use, copy, or distribute this message. If you receive this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply email and then delete this email.
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