HKSARG Collection
(working document)



Request for Review and Comment

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) is going to submit an IVD collection named HKSARG Collection to the registrar, Unicode Consortium. HKSARG requests all concerned experts to kindly review and send any comment for the draft of the collection.

[Back ground of HKSARG Collection]
In Chinese, a single character under the same style or typeface may still have different shapes called Chinese variants. Hong Kong uses the traditional Chinese writing system similar to that of Taiwan. There preceded a governmental project entitled "The Building Blocks of ISO 10646 Migration in Hong Kong - Fonts and Tools", which produced The Hong Kong Glyph Specification based on Components. But component based specification has limited usage because it is difficult for vendors to seek verification on the conformance of their products. There are also applications where the different written styles of the same logical character are required to be included in the same document requiring variants to be separately encoded and specified at the character level. Therefore, this registration process for encoding the variants is very urgent and important to advance Hong Kong IT policy.

Registration of HKSARG Collection

Registration form

HKSARG proposes to register the first set of ideographic variation sequences in the HKSARG collection. The proposed list of ideographic variations as well as their identifiers and representative glyphs are available as

A tentative version of the IVD text file for registration is available as The format of the file is specified in 4.2 of Unicode Technical Standard #37. It is a tentative file to help reviewing.

Name and address of the registrant (to be finalized):
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Name and email address of the representative (tentative):
Qin Lu
Rm PQ814, Department of Computing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon
URL of the web site describing the collection:
Suggested identifier for the collection:
Pattern for the sequence identifiers:
Description of Collection:
List of Sequences:
List of Glyphs: