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.
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 http://www.iso10646hk.net/ivd/1/Glyphs_HKSARG.pdf
A tentative version of the IVD text file for registration is available as http://www.iso10646hk.net/ivd/1/IVD_Sequences_HKSARG.txt. The format of the file is specified in 4.2 of Unicode Technical Standard #37. It is a tentative file to help reviewing.