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Character Description Language Community Group

This group will develop Character Description Language (CDL), an XML application for stroke-based representation of any CJK character. For more information about this technology, see: * Character Description Language (CDL) draft specification: http://www.wenlin.com/cdl/ * Appendix F: “CJK Strokes Documentation” (Unicode 6.1): http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.1.0/appF.pdf

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Call for Participation in Character Description Language Community Group

The Character Description Language Community Group has been launched:


This group will develop Character Description Language (CDL), an XML application for stroke-based representation of any CJK character.

For more information about this technology, see:

* Character Description Language (CDL) draft specification: http://www.wenlin.com/cdl/

* Appendix F: “CJK Strokes Documentation” (Unicode 6.1): http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.1.0/appF.pdf


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2014-08-13 by Richard Cook. The following people supported its creation: Richard Cook, Richard Ishida, Thomas Bishop, Yannis Haralambous, toshiya suzuki. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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