Re: Japan opposes any proposals with UNICODE

From: NAOI Yasushi (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 06:30:28 EDT

At 8:12 PM -0800 00.4.26, Mark Davis wrote:

> You should look at a The Unicode Standard, Version 3.0, Section 5.11 for
> general information on language, plus the subsection on Han Unification.

I have a question about the section on Han Unification (Section 10.1 of
The Unicode Standard 3.0), though I have nothing against Han Unification

p263> For example, the ideographs from URO shown in Figure 10-4 would
p263> normaly be subject to unification by R3; however, their unification
p263> is prevented because they are distinct in the primary source
p263> standard J0 (JIS X 0208-1990).

I can't understand what the term "the same abstract shape" means. If six
characters in Figure 10-4 "would normaly be subject to unification" then:

o Do U+50C9 and U+91D1 have the same abstract shape?
o DO U+5202 and U+5204 have the same abstract shape?

I can't believe that. I agree these six Kanji characters are cognate, I
however think U+50C9 and U+91D1 (U+5202 and U+5204) are not cognate and
not similar at all.

NAOI Yasushi
Glamour Profession, Inc.

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