Frequently Asked Questions

… Why are some fields, e.g. kTotalStrokes, in lists when there’s seemingly not any multi-value data?

The word back from the developers of UNIHAN is they keep some fields multi-valued for future use.

Apparently at the moment there is only one record with two values for the kTotalStrokes field in the Unihan database. However, the maintainers of the data intend to populate the kTotalStrokes field as needed in the future, and as documented in UAX #38.

May 30, 2017 (Unicode 9.0)

unihan-etl is designed to handle fields correctly and consistently according to the documentation in the database.