Re: [totally OT] Unicode terminology (was Re: string vs. char [was Re: Java and Unicode])

From: 11digitboy@bolt.com
Date: Wed Nov 22 2000 - 08:02:18 EST


If the difference between "A" and "a" is called "case",
what is the difference between HIRAGANA LETTER YA
and KATAKANA LETTER YA called? (I think either of
those letters would do to describe this with the
new code pages. The description would be enhanced
by liberal application of HIRAGANA-KATAKANA LONG
VOWEL MARK.)

I like "Astral Planes" better.
Will they include INUKTITUT VIGESIMAL DIGITs?

I should have voted Sarasvati for US President. Instead
I voted for Saotome Nodoka.

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---- Marco Cimarosti <marco.cimarosti@europe.com>
wrote:
> David Starner wrote:
> > Sent: 20 Nov 2000, Mon 16.18
> > To: Unicode List
> > 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" <marco.cimarosti@europe.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 grace and beauty.
>
> Well, I am not as angrily pro "Astral Planes" as
> David is, but I too find
> the humorous term prettier than the official one.
> And I used it because I
> think that a few people on this list may still
> find it clearer than the
> official "Surrogate Planes" -- which is more serious
> and descriptive, but
> still relatively new to many.
>
> Moreover, although my attitude towards the UTC

I thought UTC meant Universal Coordinated Time,
like this: UTC 2000a11l22d13h02m.

> (the "government" of Unicode)
> is much more friendly than my attitude towards
> real governments out there
> (if people like J. Jenkinks or M. Davis were the
> President of the USA this
> would be a much nicer world!), still I don't feel
> quite like obeying to any
> government's orders, prohoibitions or deprecations
> without opposing the due
> resistance.
>
> 8-) (<-- smiley wearing anti-tear-gas glasses)
>
> _ Marco
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