On Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 09:10 AM, Nicholas Bodley wrote:

> Shortly after I invested in the Unicode 3.0 book, I started to
> scan the CJK "corpus", including the Unified Extensions. To my
> considerable amazement, I discovered (P. 608) U+3AB3 and U+3AC8,
> both of which (at least in the typeface used to set the book)
> include ovals. I'm curious why these two contain ovals, when they
> are so rare in CJK. There must be some reason.

These are actually both Korean coinages, as a quick glance at the
online Unihan database (<http://www.unicode.org/charts/unihan.html>)
reveals. Unfortunately, we don't have any data on them beyond that
(meaning, pronunciation, and so on).

John H. Jenkins