RE: Level of Unicode support required for various languages

Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 18:10:58 CST

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    Quoting Peter Constable <>:

    >> From: []
    >> Actually the though it may sound a little rediculous the PUA starts to
    >> look suprizingly small when when starts talking about CJKV
    > There are over 137000 PUA code points in Unicode. How many could you
    > possibly need?

    As detailed earlier at least 20 thousand, with another 2 or 3 times
    that much if one gives variants etc (which makes a total of 80
    thousand) their own code points, the scale may end up similar to the
    Wenlin PUA which filled up all of plane 15 without difficulty. But at
    80 thousand if one is out by a factor of 2 then the figure becomes 160

    The project is in theory to document every Han character used by
    non-Han people in China. The Zhuang are by far the biggest such group
    with the most extensive literature. This is for research purposes,
    among other things the data will be used to decide which characters
    should be encoded.


    > Peter

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