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Comments on the work of the Old Hanzi Group towards an encoding of OBI script.

This document is a response to an invitation by Suzuki Toshiya and Deborah Anderson to comment on work by the Old Hanzi Group towards an encoding of early Chinese scripts. The comments are based on a review of documents archived on the IRG website:(http://appsrv.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/~irg/), and of the data deposited at ftp://ftp.iso10646hk.net/IRG/OldHanzi/.

Contents:

0. Introduction

1. General remarks

2. Other projects

3. Feasibility of OBI standardization and encoding

4. Why Old Hanzi shoud be encoded separately from CJK

5. Documentation

6. Intended user group, and purpose of encoding