From: Uriah Eisenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 14 2010 - 11:54:33 CDT
Thanks again. I wonder if there is any precedent of adding character parts
or fragments into Unicode which weren't defined in an existing standard...
As for IDSs, I supposed the IRG may have IDSs for characters already encoded
(in order to quick-check whether new proposed characters could be identical
to existing ones), but I haven't found such when searching through their
2010/5/10 John H. Jenkins <email@example.com>
> 在 May 10, 2010 6:32 AM 時， Uriah Eisenstein 寫到：
> > Thank you for the detailed answer, Mr. Freytag, I will consider then
> submitting at least an initial proposal (will probably take a few weeks).
> I'll try to contact participants in some projects which make use of
> character decompositions; although, I need to think if such character
> fragments would be useful in themselves for exchange of information, rather
> than functioning as convenient building components for other characters.
> > Is there anywhere I could find the justifications for adding the CJK
> Radical Supplement characters, or were these incorporated into Unicode as
> part of previously-existing standards?
> The original motivation was round-trip compatibility with CNS 11643-1992,
> which includes all but two of the KangXi radicals. The additional two were
> added to round out the set, and the CJK Radicals were then added largely to
> facilitate using these characters to print radical-stroke indices.
> > Also, are the IDSs used internally by the IRG available anywhere public?
> I know these are not an official part of the Unicode standard, but they
> would make a nice use case :)
> Well, first of all, the IRG has only recently started using IDSs. None
> were required for submissions prior to what is now Extension E, and so none
> are available anywhere for anything earlier.
> The original submissions for the various extensions are IRG documents and
> are likely available on the IRG's Web site,
> although none of them popped up when I did a cursory search just now.
> John H. Jenkins
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