Last modified on 6 December 2009, at 00:11

Category talk:Japanese-only CJKV Characters

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Section added. —Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 00:11, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

In case it's not clear, this category is intended for the "overall" characters, not individual variants. This means that characters shouldn't be added to this category just because they are a shinjitai variant of a traditional Chinese character.

Here's the list of kokuji list from sci.lang.japan newsgroup.

Note that not all of these character belong in this category because quite a few have acquired a Chinese or at least a Korean usage as well. Another category just for kokuji would not be a bad idea.

The category currently has more characters than this list. It's quite likely that some of our character entries are simply missing the Chinese and/or Korean information. When the missing info is added, such characters should be removed from the category of course.

Kokuji subsequently adopted by other countriesEdit

Since some kokuji have gone on to be used in other counries, the way this category is named does not really mean the same thing as kokuji. Kokuji means a character was invented in Japan. "Japanese-only CJKV Characters" suggests that a character was not used outside of Japan. These are two different concepts. For this reason I think we also need a Category:Japanese kokuji or such. As an example, seems to have been used in Korea and has a Korean reading even though it was originally devised in Japan. — hippietrail 02:00, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Agreed; as discussed above, some Japanese-coined characters are used in Japanese only, while others are used outside Japanese. I’ve thus created two new categories:
Enjoy, and please help categorize!
—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 00:11, 6 December 2009 (UTC)