Re: Unihan data for U+2B5B8 error

From: Andrew West <>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:25:47 +0100

On 19 October 2011 18:41, John H. Jenkins <> wrote:
> U+613F kDefinition (variant/simplification of U+9858 願) desire, want, wish; (archaic) prudent, cautious
> U+613F kSemanticVariant U+9858<kFenn:T
> U+613F kSpecializedSemanticVariant U+9858<kHanYu:T
> U+613F kTraditionalVariant U+613F U+9858
> U+613F kSimplifiedVariant U+613F
> U+9858 kSimplifiedVariant U+613F U+2B5B8
> U+9858 kSemanticVariant U+9613F<kFenn:T
> Andrew, does that look like it covers everything correctly?

Looks OK to me (except for the typo on the last line), although I
wonder about the necessity for:

U+613F kSimplifiedVariant U+613F

Where a character can either traditionalify (what is the opposite of
simplify?) to another character or stay the same then it is useful to
have (e.g.):

U+613F kTraditionalVariant U+613F U+9858

But where a character does not change on simplification, is it not
redundant to give it a kSimplifiedVariant mapping to itself ? I note
that the following characters have kSimplifiedVariant mappings to
themself, all of which can either stay the same or change when
converted to traditional:

U+4F59 余
U+53F0 台
U+540E 后
U+5FD7 志
U+6781 极
U+8721 蜡

But there are other characters that fit this paradigm that do not have
kSimplifiedVariant mappings to themself, such as:

U+5E72 干

But maybe that is a reflection of this line:

U+5E72 kTraditionalVariant U+4E7E U+5E79

which I think should be:

U+5E72 kTraditionalVariant U+4E7E U+5E72 U+5E79

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