Re: String name and Character Name

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Tue Apr 12 2005 - 13:36:08 CST

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    On 13/04/2005 00:03, Edward H. Trager wrote:

    > ...
    >But even if the mis-named and mis-spelled characters in the Unicode Standard are not changed, there really is
    >nothing stopping me (or you) from displaying what I believe are more correct names for these characters in some
    >website, software, or document that I might write. ...

    True, there is nothing stopping anyone doing this, but if everyone does
    this unofficially the result will be confusion. This is something which
    should be done officially by the UTC, by defining an official set of
    correct names, in addition to the existing unchangeable set of garbage.

    (OK, not every name is garbage, but a set of names some of which are
    garbage cannot be relied on and so is best treated as all garbage.)

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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