From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 03 2003 - 09:52:51 EDT
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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