Re: Decode Unicode (Was String name and Character Name)

From: Edward H. Trager (
Date: Wed Apr 13 2005 - 11:56:36 CST

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    On Wednesday 2005.04.13 18:06:26 +0200, Otto Stolz wrote:

    > >Johannes Bergerhausen's "Decode Unicode" project (prototype at
    > > )
    > >would be a good forum where individuals can contribute clarifications of
    > >how these mis-
    > >named characters should more properly referred to.
    > Alas, my first impression of that project was disappointing: I have looked
    > up the
    > German article on LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S, and found an unsubstantiated,
    > dis-
    > proved theory of its origin. I had really not the time to correct that
    > article.
    > <>, and
    > <>,
    > are much more accurate; <> is not fit to hold a
    > candle to
    > them. (But then, the latter is only at its beginning; it is hoped that more
    > com-
    > petent authors will join in and produce more accurate articles.)

    Yes, of course Decode Unicode is really in its infancy. However, it has a lot
    of potential as a central forum for explaining the origin of characters. You should
    really consider correcting the article that you thought was unsubstantiated. Actually,
    the best way to "correct" it would to simply add a hypertext link in the Decode Unicode
    Wiki pointing to the English and German articles.

    I'll have to check whether I can add hypertext links within an entry in Decode Unicode.

    - Ed Trager

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