And what happened to...

From: Mark E. Shoulson <>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:23:39 -0400
The other thing I wanted to ask about has, sure enough, disappeared.  It's the only Han character I'm following.  The infamous Biang-Biang Noodle character, discussed at The WP page said it was scheduled for Extension E (I know it says Extension F now: I changed it), which has already been passed, so I looked through the IRG web site and read up on a bunch of discussion tracing its fate.

It looks like it *was* in Extension E, but someone noticed that the IDS and glyph were lacking one of the radicals ("heart")—see  —so it presumably got bumped off the Extension E list.  Then the US/UTC tried to propose it as an Urgently Needed Character, in  I guess this made it get pulled out of Extension F, because I couldn't find it any of the lists in IRGN1945, not in the proposed list, nor the Withrawn/Unified lists.  In we find responses to IRGN1936, saying things like "let's talk about it at IRG meeting #41."  ( Japan corrects the stroke count in but at IRG #41, according to , the group "could not reach a consensus due to questions related to urgency, stability, and technical issues", and it is nowhere in the Resolutions from that meeting, .  Meanwhile, it still isn't in the lists for Extension F, as far as I can tell: not in F1 (IRGN2017) nor F2 (IRGN2018), if those are different, nor in the Postponed or Withdrawn/Unified lists (at least for F1; I didn't see those for F2).  On the other hand, TR#45 still shows it as part of Extension F ( , line UTC-00791).  So what's the deal?

(It isn't like I can read it or anything, I just find myself interested for some reason.  Meanwhile, tracking this down has taught me a little bit of how to look things up in a Chinese dictionary, which has always been a mystery to me.  Cool.)


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