Re: String name and Character Name

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 12:16:30 CST

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    On 19/04/2005 01:01, Mark Davis wrote:

    >It is pointless to keep asking for the names to be changed, deprecated, or
    >replaced. Because of the Unicode stability policy, that simply will not
    >happen, as should be clear to you from the many responses on this topic.
    I am well aware that names cannot be changed or replaced. But there is
    nothing in the Unicode stability policy which rules out deprecation of
    the entire list of character names. And I have only seen one previous
    response which has specifically opposed this proposal.

    >The mechanism we have now is to add annotations, ...

    This mechanism is completely inadequate. That is the main point of this

    >... and we encourage people to
    >submit them. There are also some ideas about having a repository of
    >localized names, eg in CLDR, that may be worth exploring. ...

    Indeed. Localisation is a good way ahead. But an accurate localised set
    of English character names makes the inaccurate list of official names
    redundant, and opens the way for their official deprecation.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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