Re: U+007E is informatively Sm?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 10:42:48 EDT

Ar 12:37 -0800 2000-09-20, scríobh Tom Emerson:
>In UnicodeData.txt, U+007E TILDE is given the general category of Sm,
>Symbol Math.
>[W]hat is the rationale for U+007E
>being given the property Sm instead of Po?

The SWUNG DASH, which is not in the Unicode Standard (or in Latin 1), is a
mark of punctuation. The TILDE has been used for this in a lot of character
sets, but that's only because the real SWUNG DASH wasn't present.

A proposal to add the SWUNG DASH to the UCS is being prepared along with
other characters used in the Finno-Ugric Phonetic Alphabet.

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