Tìngäzìk: a Retrospective – ep. 29 “IVS”

IVS #chinese #unicode

Expected solvable difficulty

  • 1sample+: experienced solvers, and some solvers with some guesses
  • keywords+: most solvers

Level design

This question concludes the long dragging series of Unicode questions. Ideographic Variation Sequences (IVS) are another solution the Unicode Consortium used to worsen tackle the unification of Hàn characters. Unicode defines different glyph variations to a character (usually due to regional difference or academic uses) in the IVD (~ Database).

In this question, a few characters were picked from the IVD with 2 or more variants. The glyphs are based on the data from GlyphsWiki. For the character without variation indicator, the G-sourced ones are used to avoid collision with some variants.

Choices of characters and variant order have no particular meaning.

Expected thought process

Find out the question is about variants of Hàn characters, search online for Hàn character variations to find IVD. Derive the answer from IVD variations index number.


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