From: Erkki Kolehmainen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 20 2005 - 01:40:20 CST
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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