Re: Should U+0308 "combining diaresis" better be called "combining double dot above"?

From: Torsten Mohrin (
Date: Tue Jun 22 1999 - 06:56:59 EDT

On Tue, 22 Jun 1999 01:33:57 -0700 (PDT), Karl Pentzlin wrote:


>Thus, it seems to be appropriate to change the name
>for U+0308 from "combining diaresis" to "combining
>double dot above". (Accordingly, this is also appropriate
>for the precombined characters with diaresis.)

It's too late, however. On page D-8 (appendix) The Unicode Standard
2.0 says: "ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 and the UTC have resolved that there
shall be no further character name changes in the future.", which is
quite reasonable.

Torsten Mohrin
Sharmahd Computing GmbH, Hannover, Germany
Phone: +49-511-13780, Fax: +49-511-13450,

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