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Introduction:

Although ISO/IEC 10646 has a unified code set, and has paved the way for different Chinese encoding schemes towards unification, the code point that the ISO 10646 has allocated for each character only represents the abstract shape of the character. Different regions can define different character glyphs and make different kinds of computer fonts in order to serve for localized customary need.

Currently, most of the common computer fonts used in Hong Kong, which are developed by Chinese fonts developers from Mainland China or Taiwan, have not fully considered the written customs in Hong Kong. Nowadays, computers are used for publishing and teaching materials are almost all produced by computers. However, materials used in Hong Kong are often not printed in the right style.

In order to facilitate the publishing industry in Hong Kong and helping the font vendors to produce fonts accustomed to Hong Kong's writing conventions, the Hong Kong SAR Government has developed two sets of reference guides on Chinese character glyphs for computer systems in Hong Kong.

In order to facilitate the publishing industry in Hong Kong and helping the font vendors to produce fonts accustomed to Hong Kong's writing conventions, the Hong Kong SAR Government has developed two sets of reference guides on Chinese character glyphs for computer systems in Hong Kong. The reference guides covers all the characters in traditional style in the ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000, especially characters used in Hong Kong.

 

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The ISO10646 - Hong Kong Character Glyphs provides information on the ISO/IEC 10646 and promote the development and use of ISO/IEC 10646 in Hong Kong.

 

Last modified on Wed, 08 Jun 2005 14:28:56 +0800
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