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Re: Conlang Unicode Font (was Re: Kamakawi Unicode Font Question)

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Sunday, March 9, 2008, 20:39
On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 9:31 PM, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...> wrote:
> Philip: > > << > "CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5678". (That one happens to be a character > sometimes used to represent the loan-word "ton", as in the unit of > weight.) > > That is, it's an algorithmically-generated name that basically only > identified its Unicode code point. > >> > > Huh. Well, I suppose you could call it anything. I'm going to > stick with calling them what they were originally created for, > e.g.: > > KAMAKAWI IDEOGRAPH SAND CRAB
Sounds like a plan. FWIW, that's roughly the naming scheme uses for the KangXi radicals, which have been encoded separately in Unicode for a couple of versions; they have names such as KANGXI RADICAL TANNED LEATHER (meaning-based; most of them) or KANGXI RADICAL DOWN BOX (shape-based; some of the simplest ones). Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>