Re: Level of Unicode support required for various languages

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 12:20:23 CST

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    On Oct 30, 2007, at 10:46 AM, wrote:

    > Actually the though it may sound a little rediculous the PUA starts
    > to look suprizingly small when when starts talking about CJKV, as
    > the Wenlin institute knows from experience. Assuming that the
    > current project is successful, Zhuang estimated [10 thousand
    > unencoded characters in publications over the past 30 years] the
    > next stage is to extend to Yao CJKV (say @5 thousand in various
    > manuscripts), and possibly smaller sets such as Buyi ( a few
    > hundred), Dong ( maybe 1000) , Miao ( unknown ), etc CJKV. not to
    > mention other huang documents etc. The above figures do not include
    > variants, or highly idiosyncratic charcters which though would be in
    > the database, though not in any proposal, which takes the above @20
    > thousand to several times that number.

    Yes, but remember that you have two PUA planes to use, planes 15 and
    16. Unless you're anticipating more than 100K total, I think you'll
    be OK.

    John H. Jenkins

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