Re: Unicode abuse

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Mar 06 2005 - 23:40:55 CST

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    Erik van der Poel <erik at vanderpoel dot org> wrote:

    > So, all I'm saying is that by adopting basically all of Unicode 3.2
    > and the whole NFKC process for those characters (followed by some
    > prohibitions after those steps), Nameprep ended up allowing such
    > inappropriate characters as double-struck C to be fed into the mapping
    > process. I believe this was unnecessary. Nameprep could instead have
    > chosen to return an error upon encountering double-struck C before
    > normalization.

    But what harm was done by allowing a hard-to-type and
    not-very-confusable character like ℂ into the mapping process?

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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