Re: Level of Unicode support required for various languages

Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 18:16:39 CST

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    Quoting "John H. Jenkins" <>:

    > 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.

    The minimum is likely to be about 30 thousand, to be honest nobody
    knows what the upper limit is, but 100k would not be inconceivable.

    Of course there is no way to be certain about what will happen.


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