Re: Public Review Issue: UAX #24 Proposed Update

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Sep 09 2004 - 09:07:14 CDT

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    Peter Kirk scripsit:

    > >Names are sometimes inaccurate, viz. ZINOR and ZARQA and the infamous
    > >FHTORA. That doesn't change the meaning or utility of the character.
    > Agreed. It simply changes, indeed destroys completely, the utility of
    > the character name.

    Not at all. As I've told you before (and you agreed before), it's
    just as much a fallacy to suppose that Unicode character names carry
    no information as to suppose that they carry complete information.
    The truth is somewhere between: most names are helpful, a few names
    are partially misleading (but not totally so).

    As for FHTORA, it's annoying, but I don't see how it can be read as
    anything but FTHORA if you know anything about Greek at all, which is
    probably why it was overlooked until it was too late.

    You escaped them by the will-death              John Cowan
    and the Way of the Black Wheel.       
    I could not.  --Great-Souled Sam      

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