Re: Symbol for TAFKAP

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Wed Oct 20 1999 - 12:49:48 EDT

On Wednesday, October 20, 1999 8:22:47 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:

> I agree that SYMBOL FOR TAFKAP doesn't need to be in Unicode (although I
> enjoyed Marco's canonical decomposition), especially since he claims it
> has no pronunciation. But Ashley makes a good point, particularly in
> light of the Chinese groups that claim Unicode is "incomplete" because
> it doesn't have code points for logographic characters that appear only
> in less-common personal names.

However, in that case, there are the ideographic description characters
available to at least describe the unencoded name ideographs, and there is a
commitment on Unicode's part to encode them eventually (in theory). TAFKAP
(isn't he actually TAFKATAFKAP these days, anyway?) is in a different boat
altogether. To say the least.

John H. Jenkins

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