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Never Say Never

Date:2012-04-30 13:25:09| News|Browse: 1|Source: Adobe Blogs|Author: Dr. Ken Lunde
IntroductionIn the realm of CJK Unified Ideographs, there is always talk abou

In the realm of CJK Unified Ideographs, there is always talk about no more characters to encode, or that any new characters are simply unifiable variants. This is, in large part, merely wishful thinking.

In my experience, there are three important words to embrace:Never Say Never.

While perusing IWATA Corporations's Adobe-Japan1-6 as possible, and found that 8 of the kanji were not in Unicode, and this effort involved checking the latest version of Extension E (aka IRG N1830), which is soon to become standardized. The image below highlights in yellow the 8 kanji that are not yet in Unicode:

What this demonstrates is simply that CJK Unified Ideographs are genuinely an open-ended script, and that there is always a possibility that new characters will be coined or discovered.

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