And then there is of cause the mnemonics scheme recorded in
RFC 1345 - where the Internet definitions of things
like iso-9959-1 and us-ascii are recorded.
---- On Wed, Aug 18, 1999 at 04:58:28PM -0700, Jonathan Coxhead wrote: > Markus Kuhn <Markus.Kuhn@cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote ... > > | I'd like to put together an ASCII fallback table that does exactly > | that for at least the most frequently needed characters for which we > | do use fallbacks in daily life already. Here is a start: > | > | [...] > > This has something in common with the "Atomic Theory" I wrote up > last month. I systematically went through all the "Western" characters > in Unicode (Latin, Greek, Russian and symbolic) and decomposed them > into a simpler set of characters modified by "presentation > suggestions", with the idea that unsophisticated renderers could ignore > the presentation suggestions and get legible results. I was more > concerned with the abstract semantics of the characters than in their > visual appearance, but there are many points of similarity between your > table and mine: in particular > > "..." <- 0x2026 HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS > "^" <- 0x02C6 MODIFIER LETTER CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT > "S" <- 0x0160 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S WITH CARON > "OE" <- 0x0152 LATIN CAPITAL LIGATURE OE > "Z" <- 0x017D LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z WITH CARON > "~" <- 0x02DC SMALL TILDE > "TM" <- 0x2122 TRADE MARK SIGN > "s" <- 0x0161 LATIN SMALL LETTER S WITH CARON > "oe" <- 0x0153 LATIN SMALL LIGATURE OE > "z" <- 0x017E LATIN SMALL LETTER Z WITH CARON > "Y" <- 0x0178 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Y WITH DIAERESIS > "/" <- 0x2215 DIVISION SLASH > "<<" <- 0x226A MUCH LESS-THAN > ">>" <- 0x226B MUCH GREATER-THAN > > and I also proposed entries like > > "1/2" <- 0x00BD VULGAR FRACTION ONE-HALF > > etc. The details are at <http://www.doves.demon.co.uk/atomic.html>, > though not at present in a very algorithm-friendly form, and not > involving modifier letters yet. I intend to rectify both omissions. > > /| > o o o (_|/ > /| > (_/
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