RE: [unicode] Unihan database

From: Martin Heijdra <>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:32:57 +0000

Yes, I know there are other possibilities--but in a work environment, we are not always free to download, install, replace...

Thank you, John, for looking into this.


-----Original Message-----
From: suzuki toshiya []
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 1:12 PM
To: Martin Heijdra
Subject: Re: [unicode] Unihan database

I think this comment is related with the current implementation of SimSun.
Why don't you try to install the free fonts that can support the missing characters? From the viewpoint of an user over the distant network, the images-by-default is worse in some cases...


Martin Heijdra wrote:
> Librarians are certainly a group of users using Unihan a lot, to identify encodings for rare characters.
> Several of them have complained that it gets more and more difficult to use for them. One issue is, that the database itself started to use encodings rather than images; which made it impossible to find characters in versions their standard SimSun fonts did not support. That of course had a solution; they should now choose “use images”.
> But now they report that the radical-stroke page itself has changed to
> encodings rather than images; and the radicals are not in the standard
> fonts. Hence, the search pages (clicking on the number of strokes of
> the radical) shows something like
> [cid:image001.png_at_01CD1970.6D5040E0]
> Can there be a change so that also these pages (based upon the number of strokes of the radical) has an option to show these pages, not only the result, have a “display with images” option?
> Martin J. Heijdra
> Chinese Studies/East Asian Studies Bibliographer East Asian Library
> and the Gest Collection Frist Campus Center, Room 314 Princeton
> University Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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