Re: Level of Unicode support required for various languages

Date: Fri Oct 26 2007 - 09:58:06 CDT

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    Quoting "Mark E. Shoulson" <>:

    > wrote:
    >> Quoting James Kass <>:
    >>> After all, in UNIHAN.TXT there
    >>> are many single characters with more than one definition. Just
    >>> as there are many English words with more than one meaning.
    >>> (Examples exist, like U+3ADA (?) and U+66F6 (?).)
    >> The two charcaters have different meaning, though i have to admit I
    >> am hard pushed to find a font that maintains the differnce in the
    >> bottom half of the character &#26352; U+66F0 and &#26085; U+65E5
    >> respectively.
    > Yeah, and an "x" in English has a different meaning (sound) than an "x"
    > in Spanish (letters "mean" sounds; Chinese graphs mean words. More or
    > less). Yet we still encode them the same because they look the same.
    > Unicode generally tries to code what's written more than what's meant,
    > I thought.

    However unicode retains the difference between 'i' and 'j' or even 'I'
    and 'l' whihc are comparable to the differnce here.


    > ~mark

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