From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 13:31:53 CST
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,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <email@example.com>
To: "Mark Davis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:16
Subject: Re: String name and Character Name
> On 19/04/2005 01:01, Mark Davis wrote:
> >It is pointless to keep asking for the names to be changed, deprecated,
> >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
> email@example.com (personal)
> firstname.lastname@example.org (work)
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