Re: String name and Character Name

From: Mark Davis (mark.davis@jtcsv.com)
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 13:31:53 CST

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    Deprecating them would imply recommending something in their place, which we
    can't do either, since nothing else can be used in place of the name *when
    used as the formal programmatic identifier* for the character.

    But nothing stops us from adding annotations, nothing stops anyone --
    including yourself -- from providing localized names.

    Please read http://www.unicode.org/standard/stability_policy.html#Name,
    carefully.

    ‚ÄéMark

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk@qaya.org>
    To: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>
    Cc: <unicode@unicode.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:16
    Subject: Re: String name and Character Name

    > On 19/04/2005 01:01, Mark Davis wrote:
    >
    > >Peter,
    > >
    > >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
    > thread.
    >
    > >... 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
    > peter@qaya.org (personal)
    > peterkirk@qaya.org (work)
    > http://www.qaya.org/
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >



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