From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 08 2003 - 03:59:14 EDT
At 17:26 -0400 2003-04-07, Eric Rasmussen wrote:
>My apologies if this has been discussed previously. I don't know
>what "document 2363" is, who prepared it, or what it says, but ..
N2363: Proposal to add monogram, digram and hexagram characters to
the UCS by Richard S. Cook, Jr., Michael Everson, and John H. Jenkins.
>There is a serious problem with the use of translations for the
>names. Anyone who has looked at more than one original translation
>of the text knows why.
Richard S. Cook, who knows Chinese very well, vetted the name, as did
others, including the Chinese National Body of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2.
>So I would propose that Unicode drop these eclectic and often
>utterly inexplicable translations.
Character names once assigned cannot be changed. You'll just have to
get over it.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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