RE: Most commonly used characters not in BMP

From: John Dlugosz (
Date: Mon Jun 14 2010 - 11:01:56 CDT

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    A quick scan of what's after 0x10000 gives tons of "ancient" this and "ancient" that, various conscripts, and finally "Musical Symbols" which I suppose would be used by modern music software that wanted to use TTF fonts rather than its own rendering, and various styles of Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols.
    I don't know whether the CJK Suppliments outside of the BMP are for common use or only obscure use, but then there is CJK Compatibility Ideographs Supplement. If they are "compatibility" they must have been needed to match some existing information system.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [] On
    > Behalf Of Frédéric Grosshans
    > Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 9:48 AM
    > To:
    > Subject: Most commonly used characters not in BMP
    > Is there any data on the most commonly used characters which are not in
    > BMP ?
    > I have the impression that SMP characters are mainly used scholars
    > (historic scripts and math symbols). However, I have no idea whether
    > the
    > SIP characters are mainly historical, or if they include not-so rare
    > characters needed for name and/or chinese dialects.
    > Frédéric Grosshans

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