Erik Garre's wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Everson <everson@e...> wrote:
> >There is no reason the Chinese or anyone else cannot write this [chemical
> >elements] with LATIN
> >CAPITAL LETTER O and SUBSCRIPT TWO.
> If this is true, why was aproved the U+338E?
Because it existed as a single element in one of the pre-existing, widely
used, encoding standards.
As this is explained with great details in the Unicode Standard, some
characters are encoded in Unicode for round-trip compatibility rather
than for actual use. These characters can be detected by looking at
their properties: they always have a (usually compatible) decomposition.
A clue: the name of the U+33xx block is "CJK compatibility"...
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