Re: Awful Unicode character names (was Re: I-Ching Hexagrams)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Apr 11 2003 - 06:59:01 EDT

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    Kenneth Whistler scripsit:

    > Ancient history. Hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of Unicode 1.0
    > character names were changed in 1993 for Unicode 1.1 as part
    > of the merger between the repertoires of Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993.

    Exactly 1,917 names, according to UnicodeData, and assuming that the
    names of the ideographs and Hangul syllables did not change.

    John Cowan     
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
    are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
    that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
            --_The Hobbit_

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