Re: String name and Character Name

From: Sinnathurai Srivas (
Date: Mon Apr 11 2005 - 19:06:04 CST

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    I do not mean UC is intent on oppressing. As another example also sights,
    the ruling language looks for opportunity to oppress the ruled langugae.
    This is the oppression I'm talking about.

    On the question of character/string names, my simple question then would be
    "The name used has full of meaning. UC pretending that it has no meaning is
    not true. It was selected on the basis that some one told UC that this is
    the meaning of this item and use it. So the string name now has meaning.
    Weather one tells one or the other, trying to find loopholes to hide facts
    is not acceptable.

    Strings were named with meaning. Strings must remain meaningfull. String
    names has no meaning is not true and not acceptable.

    If for example a word that has no meaning at all was selected then it can be
    defined as meaning less. But here the name was originally selected for

    String name has meaning.

    If the names selected were actually meaning less then I might not spend my
    valuable time in this debate. But the name selected was for it's meaning.
    Now this name is causing problems. This is the reason I'm spending my time
    on this topic.
    String name has meaning.


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Michael Everson" <>
    To: "Unicode Discussion" <>
    Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 12:47 PM
    Subject: Re: String name and Character Name

    > At 10:09 +0100 2005-04-11, Sinnathurai Srivas wrote:
    >>Calling by names, calling by a misleading and abusive names, calling a
    >>name with intent to oppress is not acceptable.
    > Sinnnaturai Srivas, stop this rhetoric right now. This is the Universal
    > Character Set. It is one of our species' greatest achievements and those
    > of us who are privileged to participate in contributing to its development
    > recognize it as such.
    > Your suggestion that any one of us has "intent to oppress" the Tamil
    > language or people is vile, and it is wrong, and I cannot allow it to pass
    > without comment.
    > Character names once standardized CANNOT BE CHANGED. They cannot be
    > changed. They cannot be changed. This is a rule of the International
    > Standard.
    > Given those parameters, you must cease to make the attacks and complaints
    > you are making. They embarrass you, and insult us.
    > We will review the text referring to this character to ensure that it is
    > annotated appropriately and with sensitivity. We will not change the
    > character name (because the character name CANNOT BE CHANGED).
    > --
    > Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *

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