Re: Character allocation

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Feb 07 2004 - 16:40:19 EST

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    At 16:20 -0500 2004-02-07, Laurentiu Iancu wrote:
    >I noticed that a new combining character, U+1DC2 Combining Snake Below, has
    >been added. Just out of curiosity, what were the reasons why this character
    >was allocated at this code point rather than, for instance, U+0358, the last
    >free position in the Combining Diacritical Marks block. Is it maybe based on
    >character frequency? Learning about allocation criteria helps me better
    >understand the structure of Unicode.

    That kind of "structure" is meaningless. People just forgot that
    space was open. For something like this, it really doesn't matter.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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