the Stroke Problem ...
is also the solution.
I've been reading a few recent blogs on chinese typography and thinking about the problems of designing and using a font for such a large character set.
SVG filters may be a solution of short sections of text and titles but ... did I just type SVG?
Calligraphy texts claim most chinese characters can be reduced to variants of 6 - 8 basic strokes.
You may have seen a diagram based on the YUNG character used to illustrate that claim?
Now what if Chinese text entry used a SVG based method of moving and joining a limited set of basic strokes into simple and complicated characters.
a Point click and drag with the mouse or a finger or stylus method that could work on tablets phones or other computers?
Could Scaleable Vector Graphics be the answer?