I think the issue is more one of the semantic meaning that terms like
astral, imaginary, irrational, or other such terms bring to the table?
Refusing to potentially insult the people who place importance on the
characters that will be encoded on places on than the BMP is a thing of
grace and beauty (much moreso than the insult would be!).
I think the UTC action is a responsible one.
(Just my two cents)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Starner" <email@example.com>
To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: string vs. char [was Re: Java and Unicode]
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 06:54:27AM -0800, Michael (michka) Kaplan wrote:
> > From: "Marco Cimarosti" <email@example.com>
> > > the Surrograte (aka "Astral") Planes.
> > I believe the UTC has deprecated the term Astral planes with extreme
> > prejudice. HTH!
> The UTC has chosen not use the term Astral Plane. Keeping that in mind,
> I can chose to use whatever terms I want, realizing of course that some
> may not get my point across. The UTC chose Surrogate Planes for perceived
> functionality and translatability; I chose Astral Planes for perceived
> and beauty.
> David Starner - firstname.lastname@example.org
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