Re: Revised language on: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Albert Lunde (
Wed, 10 May 95 19:37:00 EDT

> Unicode maps characters from different repetoires into single code positions.
> This is done to reduce the number of characters you need to something
> manageable. The result is that, say, a Hanzi character, a Kanji character, and
> a Hanja character all end up in the same position.

A couple of months back when this was raised I advocated using language
markup to resolve this question (and others) and discovered that
the necessary tags were already in the HTML 3.0 draft.

I admit, this does take the solution out of the realm of character
encoding into SGML.

    Albert Lunde