Re: Hentaigana and the Kana Supplement block

From: Markus Scherer <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:59:44 -0700

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Garth Wallace <> wrote:

> where
> does that leave the Kana Supplement block? That block contains only
> two encoded characters, but was allocated 256 code points, presumably
> for the future encoding of hentaigana. With hentaigana handled by
> SVSes, it seems unlikely that many of those points would ever get
> filled. I realize there's no shortage of code points in the UCS, but
> still.

I don't think the committee fills blocks with characters just because there
is space and some glyphs are related :-)

One thing I noticed: the hentaigana proposal contains a duplicate of
> an existing character. MJ090014 (え variant with mother ideograph 江)
> looks like it's already encoded in the Kana Supplement block as

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