Re: Punctuation symbols for partial cuneiform characters

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Wed Sep 03 2003 - 09:52:51 EDT

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    On 03/09/2003 05:06, Michael Everson wrote:

    > I don't know what these floor and ceiling things are. I don't
    > recognize them as "half square brackets" and neither do the
    > specialists. Are these supposed to be half square brackets? ...

    Well, apparently so, from reading the Unicode 4.0 code charts. Maybe we
    need to disunify in a later version, but that's what the standard is for

    > ... Why weren't they encoded as punctuation? Why don't they have names
    > that reflect that in any way?

    There are plenty of other misnamed characters. :-(

    > Right square bracket has a general category of Ps.
    > Right parenthesis has a general category of Ps
    > Right ceiling has a general category of Sm

    Looks like an inconsistency which can be resolved in two ways:
    1) Add new punctuation characters and leave these ones as symbols;
    2) Adjust the categories of these ones to Ps.

    And what about bidi mirroring?

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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