Exploring the Potentials of Web Technologies for the Handling of Rare Ideographs and Ideograph Variants

Martin J. Dürst
Keio University/W3C

© 1998 Unicode/W3C/Keio University


Goal of this talk


Ideograph Variants (Itaiji)

Character Set Technology

WWW Technology


Better handled by character set technology

Better handled by WWW technology

Core Idea

Existing Technology

Information about Ideographs

Application Scenarios

Characters in Proper Names

Printing Industry



A. Charles Muller, World Wide Web CJK-English Dictionary/Database, 1997 (and the many references provided there).

Technical Committee for Windows NT Extended Kanji Processing Council, Windows NT Extended Kanji Processing Specification - An OLE Solution for Extended Kanji Processing, Version 2.0, July 1996 (http://www.piedey.co.jp/xkp/XKP20-E.doc; see also http://www.xkp.or.jp/ and http://www.microsoft.com/japan/PARTNERS/industry/xkphome.htm).

Unicode Unihan Code Charts.

Rick Harbaugh, Chinese Character Genealogy - Web-Based Etymological Dictionary for Learning Chinese Characters.

Dave Raggett, Arnaud Le Hors, and Ian Jacobs, Eds., HTML 4.0 Specification, W3C Recommendation 18-Dec-1997.

Tim Bray, Jean Paoli, and C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Eds., Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0, W3C Recommendation 10-February-1998.