Re: [unicode] CJK Ideograph Fragments

Date: Wed Apr 28 2010 - 18:21:27 CDT

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    I think you searched wrong place or wrong keyword.

    1. Recently JTC1/SC2/WG2/IRG checks if new proposed CJK Unified
       Ideograph has similar shape with existing one, by comparing
       IDS (a sequence of IDC, CJK Unified Ideograph and CJK Radicals).

    2. Wenlin Institute has a system to generate CJK Unified Ideograph
       glyph from the sequence of IDC and CJK Strokes and extra positiong
       informations, described by markup language CDL.

    If you know them already and think your idea is different
    from their activity, please clarify the difference. It will
    help the reviewers to understand your future proposal to UTC.
    How many components do you want to propose?


    On Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:03:52 +0200
    Uriah Eisenstein <> wrote:

    >My question is about common components of CJK Ideographs which are not
    >encoded as independent Han characters (and perhaps indeed aren't). A good
    >example is the right-hand part of the character 漢 itself: it is a distinct
    >component appearing in multiple other characters, but is not encoded to the
    >best of my knowledge. The same goes for the top part of 鳥 and 島, the
    >surrounding part of 與 and 興 and several others. My question is whether there
    >are any plans or discussions for encoding these fragments in Unicode.
    >(I haven't found anything about this in mailing list archives; I did find
    >statements that Unicode does not intend to provide any decomposition data of
    >Han characters :) And for good reasons. However, such fragments may well be
    >useful for third-party software dealing with 漢字 glyph generation, lookup by
    >components etc.)
    >Uriah Eisenstein

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