Re: String name and Character Name

From: Erkki Kolehmainen (
Date: Wed Apr 20 2005 - 01:40:20 CST

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    I specifically oppose the proposal, too.

    It never occurred to me even as a remote possibility that no reaction to
    this proposal could be interpreted as support by anyone, including the


    Erkki I. Kolehmainen

    Doug Ewell wrote:

    > 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
    > just fine.
    > -Doug Ewell
    > Fullerton, California

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