From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 22:49:22 CST
Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya dot org> wrote:
> 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.
I specifically oppose this proposal.
There are over 16,000 character names in the Unicode Standard, even
after factoring out the mechanical ones like CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E00.
Roughly how many of these are so hideously wrong that it justifies
throwing out the entire list?
If we are talking about FHTORA and BRAKCET and Tamil visarga/aytham and
Latin OI and a handful of others, that is less than 0.1% of the entries
in UnicodeData.txt. The overwhelming majority of character names are
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