Re: String name and Character Name

From: Otto Stolz (
Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 02:37:11 CST

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    Hello Peter Kirk,

    I had written:
    > It would, however, be more useful to the general public, if you would communicate your
    > knowledge through the official channels, so your suggestions would end in the places
    > where users of the Unicode standard would expect (and hence read) them, viz. in the
    > annotations for individual characters (TUS, chapter 16), in the description of the
    > individual scripts (TUS, chapters 7 through 15), or in the Unicode Character Database,
    > as appropriate. This would amount to pinpointing an actual error, or inaccuracy, in TUS
    > (by chapter and verse), collecting evidence for the error or suggested amendmend,
    > checking the Errata page at <>, wording a correction,
    > and delivering all of this information to <>.

    Quoting only part of the above, you have written:
    > But I thought Ken had just told us that error reports on character names
    > made through these channels would be ignored.

    I was explicitely talking about the things that *can* be changed, viz. the an-
    notations for individual characters (TUS, chapter 16), the description of the
    individual scripts (TUS, chapters 7 through 15), and the Unicode Character
    Database. I think, every conceivable effort should be undertaken to get these

    All of these are on-line (one or two clicks from
    <>), so you can easily assess them.

    Unfortunately, this whole thread has focussed on the Unicode Character Names;
    however, these are only a small part of TUS. The annotations, e. g., are placed
    next to them, yet they have apparently escaped the attention of some contributors
    to this thread.

    Best wishes,
        Otto Stolz

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