Re: Problems/Issues with CJK and Unicode

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Apr 07 2000 - 17:29:24 EDT wrote:

> 3) Because the elements of the script (the graphemes or the
> hemigrams) were not encoded as the 'characters' of Chinese,
> the majority (only in terms of quantity, not frequency of
> use) of Chinese lexemes cannot be represented by Unicode
> without recourse to the private use area and even then, there
> will still be thousands left out.

The Ideographic Description Characters, while not a cure for this
problem, do provide a palliative.


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