about Hong Kong Character Glyphs (HKCG)
1. Why do we need to develop Reference Guide on HKCG?
Although ISO/IEC 10646 has allocated the unified code set, Unicode,
and has paved the way for different Chinese encoding schemes towards
unification, the code point that the ISO 10646 has allocated for each
character represents the abstract shape of the character. Different
character glyph can be defined and different kinds of the computer
fonts can be made by different region to meet the different demands.
Currently, most of the common computer fonts use in Hong Kong which
are developed by Chinese fonts developers from Mainland China or Taiwan,
that cannot fully consider the written style in Hong Kong. Nowadays,
computers become very popular on teaching or printing, however, different
shapes between Chinese fonts and our written style can still be found.
For example, ""should
be the correct shape to print on the text-book, but the computer will
display and print with the wrong shape, "".
Therefore, Hong Kong Government has to develop Reference Guide on
HKCG for guiding the correct shape of Chinese characters are obtained
on local publishing documents and on computers.
are the related industries on using ISO/IEC 10646?
Related industries on using ISO/IEC 10646 include Chinese fonts
developers, media, press, Chinese software developers, design and
publishing, and research bodies and academic institution, etc.