Re: Whistler's Conjecture (was: Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy)

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Fri Jan 09 2009 - 16:31:49 CST

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    On Jan 9, 2009, at 1:51 PM, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

    > This because the IRG and other Han enthusiasts have determined
    > that Oracle Bone script (Jaiguwen), Bronze script (Jinwen),
    > and Small Seal script (Xiao Zhuan) need to be disjointly
    > encoded and have prevailed upon WG2 to approve the Tertiary
    > Ideographic Plane to roadmap their allocations. (OT comments
    > about Han fossils discovered on the Tertiary planes
    > of China are invited.)
    > I'm not expecting even initial proposals for the Tertiary
    > Ideographic Plane to show up for some time yet, however.

    Pace Dr. Whistler, I think there's a very real possibility that future
    CJK Extensions will fill up and overflow the SIP. But at the rate
    things are proceeding, it's not going to happen in my lifetime.

    John H. Jenkins

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