Characters - General Description

This TLS file is built upon the 71,226 records of the Unihan segment of the Unicode 5.0.0 Standard (Unihan table version 1.1, 7 July 2006). The current version of the Unihan file is available for download here. A description of its contents can be accessed here. For further information on the Unicode standard, see Wikipedia.

The Unihan segment of the Unicode standard contains the Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters recognised in the Unicode standard.

Only some of the information in the Unihan file is rendered here. These include the following items central to identifying characters:

Unicode Character.

Unicode Code Point.

Radical No.

Number Of Remaining Strokes.

漢語大字典 - location in the 漢語大字典 dictionary.

大漢和辭典 - sequence number in the 大漢和辭典 dictionary.

GSR No. - sequence number in Bernhard Karlgren's Grammata Serica Recensa.

Unihan Definition - the glosses given the character in question in the Unihan file.

The TLS project has input similar information in connection with a limited number of characters:

四角號碼.

Though the characters file you are able to access several others files in the TLS database. These are:

Karlgren Definition - the definition given the character in question in Bernhard Karlgren's Grammata Serica Recensa.

Pulleyblank - the information concerning the character in question in E.G. Pulleyblank, Lexicon of Reconstructed Pronunciation in Early Middle Chinese, Late Middle Chinese, and Early Mandarin, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1991).

Phonological Profile - the information concerning the pronunciation of the character in question gathered 潘悟雲, including 潘悟雲's Old Chinese reconstructions.

Lexeme Representations - information concerning the graph/pronunciation combinations associated with lexemes in the TLS which contain the character in question.

Lexemes - the information concerning the lexemes in the TLS which contain the character in question.

Lexeme Entries - the information concerning the lexeme entries in the TLS which contain the character in question.

Look Up Character In Other Databases - information on the character in question contained in other databases, at the present time the updated information concerning the character in question in the Unihan database at www.unicode.org. See http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/Unihan.html

Christoph Harbsmeier