Abuse of Unicode name list?

From: Peter Kirk (peterkirk@qaya.org)
Date: Tue Apr 05 2005 - 08:09:49 CST

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    On 05/04/2005 12:25, Andrew C. West wrote:

    > ...
    >I know of applications that automatically update simple lists of Unicode data
    >over the internet (e.g. Microsoft's Keyboard Layout Creator which can update the
    >Unicode name list from the Unicode site), ...

    In the light of the discussion about misleading Unicode names for Tamil
    etc, and the insistence of some that this is not a problem because these
    names are not supposed to be informative, is what MSKLC does an abuse of
    the Unicode name list? After all, Sinnathurai has a legitimate reason to
    complain if the incorrect name is presented at a user interface. And it
    is not only MSKLC which presents such names to the user, MS Word also
    does this in its Insert Symbol dialog.

    Peter Kirk
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