RE: Paper on the (misnaming) of the Han

From: Tom Emerson (
Date: Mon Mar 06 2000 - 13:51:43 EST

Thanks for that clarification: Michael Everson suggested I contact the IRG
to get the origin of the name. Now I know why the messages went unanswered.

OK then, do *you* know why they are named what they are? I asked Glenn
Adams, he didn't know. No one seems to know.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Jenkins []
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 1:26 PM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: Paper on the (misnaming) of the Han

on 3/6/00 9:21 AM, Tom Emerson at wrote:

> Possibly, though I'm surprised that the IRG would make a mistake like
> I believe that it is also the case that Suzhou and Hangzhou are
> geographically close to one another. It is an interesting conundrum (at
> least to me). Unfortunately mail to the IRG has remained unanswered.

The IRG didn't name them. They -- and their names -- go back to Unicode
1.0, which is rather earlier than the IRG.

John H. Jenkins

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