Re: String name and Character Name

From: Edward H. Trager (
Date: Wed Apr 13 2005 - 12:57:53 CST

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    > Indeed. The problem is that they appear to be partly meaningful strings
    > of English words when they are not, when in fact some of them are
    > meaningless, and some of them have a misleading meaning. It would have
    > been better to assign to each character as a "name" a series of random
    > characters, or else just the identifier in the form U+xxxx. And it would
    > have been better not to call them "names" but "identifiers".

    Well at least all of CJK characters were not given individual names -- that would
    have surely caused numerous headaches and endless arguments.

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