Re: Abuse of Unicode name list?

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Apr 05 2005 - 16:41:01 CST

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    Peter Kirk wrote:

    > 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?

    No, it is not. MSKLC's use of Unicode names is *informative* too. It is a mnemonic aid to
    confirming which Unicode character you are mapping to a particular key state. What would
    you prefer? That MS invent its own character names, confusing users and generating ambiguity?

    John Hudson

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