於 Jul 9, 2004 10:46 AM 時,John Cowan 提到:

> Peter T. Daniels scripsit:
>>> It means that there are two encodings of Korean writing within
>>> Unicode
>>> (regrettably): one which encodes Korean hangul individually, and one
>>> which
>>> encodes Korean syllables (only the modern ones, but including ones
>>> which
>>> are not actually required by the Korean language).
>> Well, that was silly!
> A combination of political pressure and practical necessity.

To be more specific, there was *enormous* political pressure brought to
bear. The meeting where the final decision was made to add the
precomposed Hangul was (alas) held in Seoul, and it made headlines,
with almost everyone in Korea pushing for the set of precomposed
Hangul. Presidential candidates attended the meeting to weigh in, for

The practical necessity came from Microsoft, which, because of its
Unicode transition strategy, needed a way to encode Korean which was
architecturally like what had been done in the past, viz., precomposed
hangul syllables.

The unnecessary presence of some 12,000 precomposed hangul syllables is
probably the second biggest defect in the Unicode repertoire.

John H. Jenkins