From: Pim Blokland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 11 2003 - 15:55:12 EDT
Another candidate for for the Awful Character names would be U+0192.
Its formal designation in the database is Latin letter small f with
This is OK. However, this poor little overworked character has two
1) It doubles as the guilder (florin) sign. In fact, this use is
more widespread than the f with hook.
Were we to accept this use, it wouldn't just be the name that would
have to be changed; the general category and bidirectional category
would change as well. And of course it wouldn't have an uppercase
Even the appearance would change: while the f with hook looks like,
well, an roman f with a left hook, the guilder looks like an italic
f. It's not the same character at all!
Suggested info for the UnicodeData database:
2) The SGML definition calls it "function of". HTML entity name:
ƒ. It now suddenly is a mathematical character.
In this case too, not just the name should be changed, lots of other
categories as well. And the appearance: to differentiate from a
normal f, function of is often written as a script-f. (The irony is
that this is exactly how it was called in Unicode 1.0.)
Suggested info in the UnicodeData database:
You know what? It won't work. Can't cram three different characters
into the same codepoint. Forget it...
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