Re: Abuse of Unicode name list?

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Tue Apr 05 2005 - 08:45:46 CST

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    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....

    MichKa [Microsoft]
    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    withdrawn due to the offense it has caused.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" <>
    To: "Andrew C. West" <>
    Cc: <>
    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
    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.
    > --
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