Re: Call for proposals

Masataka Ohta (
Fri, 14 Jun 1996 10:18:31 +0900 (JST)

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 10:18:31 +0900 (JST)
From: Masataka Ohta <>
Subject: Re: Call for proposals
In-reply-to: <>; from "Glenn Adams" at Jun 13, 96 10:26 am
To: (Glenn Adams)
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>     is very good to express that ISO 10646 has universal only with
>     intra-European scope.
> That's strange.  Why is 10646 now a Japanese National Standard (JIS X 0221)
> and why is it a Chinese Standard (GB 13000)?

Because it has limited usefulness ununiversally intranationally. So?

If ISO 10646 were really universal, why do you think JIS has to
develop a new set of Han characters, JIS X 0213?

> Why did *your* national
> standard's body accept it is a standard and support its continued development?

National standard's body?

It is the agreement of JIS that JIS is not an organizaiton to define
what Han characters should Japan use.

It is defined officially by the ministry of education and practically
by all the users of Japanese.

							Masataka Ohta

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