From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 12:16:30 CST
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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