From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 05 2005 - 08:45:46 CST
I frequently think of the usage of the informative and normative information
provided by the Unicode standard to provide information about Unicode code
points to be an abuse, Peter.
But then I think of many of the emails sent to the Unicode List to be an
abuse of Electronic Mail. This thread included....
NLS Collation/Locale/Keyboard Technical Lead
Globalization Infrastructure, Fonts, and Tools
(Author and dev owner of the tool that Peter finds so abusive)
P.S. Maybe I should have sent an April 1st notice about the tool being
withdrawn due to the offense it has caused.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Andrew C. West" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 7:09 AM
Subject: Abuse of Unicode name list?
> On 05/04/2005 12:25, Andrew C. West wrote:
> > ...
> >I know of applications that automatically update simple lists of Unicode
> >over the internet (e.g. Microsoft's Keyboard Layout Creator which can
> >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
> firstname.lastname@example.org (personal)
> email@example.com (work)
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