Michael Everson wrote:
> There is no reason the Chinese or anyone else cannot write
> this with LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O and SUBSCRIPT TWO.
I think there is a misunderstanding, probably on my side.
In his Spanish version, Erik claimed that the chemical elements were missing
"en el contexto de los caracteres chinos".
So I understood that he was talking about the specialized ideographs needed
to write the *names* of chemical elements in Chinese, and I was explaining
that they are not missing, just buried somewhere in the huge CJK Unified
But if Erik was talking about the international symbols like "O", "H", "Au",
etc. then I fully agree that these are simply sequences of *ordinary* Latin
letters, and that there is *absolutely* *no* *need* of having them as
(Unicode is already so polluted with duplicates of Latin letters:
"letter-like symbols", "enclosed alphanumerics", "roman numerals", "squared
combinations", "full-width letters", "language tagging letters", and now
also the typographic catalogue of the faculty of mathematics :-)
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