What is the universal standard used by Japanese natives to assign ordering to a group of kanji that might be as simple as:
As a non-native, my thinking is that I can use the index# of the Nelson Character Dictionary:
- Every kanji has a kangxi radical or is the radical itself.
- Kangxi radicals have an already decided ordering.
- Within a group of kanji with the same kangxi radical, the tie-break is stroke count.
- I don't know the final tie-breaker.
Nelson index# seems like a really good way to create an ordering, right?
But, there is zero chance that Nelson influences Japanese at all. It is just a view of the Japanese language intended for non-Japanese to use. So, for official Japanese bookkeeping, what is the universal standard for ordering kanji?
Basically, as the 3rd largest economy in the world, Japan cannot have chaotic record keeping. There must be a universally recognized way to order kanji. I'd like to know what it is. Maybe it is as simple as a look-up table.