Re: String name and Character Name

From: Otto Stolz (
Date: Fri Apr 22 2005 - 03:09:55 CST

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    Hello Peter Kirk,

    you have written:
    > I don't know why there is a need for a
    > second "unique and immutable identifier" in addition to the U+xxxx code
    > point identifier.

    Have you ever read Section C.6 of TUS

    > But given that there is such a list, its highly
    > restricted intended purpose should be made more clear.

    How could that be made clearer than in TUS, section 16.1?

    Quote from <>:
    > The character names in the code charts precisely match the normative character names in
    > the Unicode Character Database. Character names are unique and stable. By convention
    > they are in uppercase. Because character names are stable, mistaken names will not be
    > revised, but may be annotated. For example:
    > 2118 ℘ SCRIPT CAPITAL P
    > = Weierstrass elliptic function
    > • actually this has the form of a lowercase calligraphic p, despite its name

    As said before: if you feel like suggesting a better wording
    then submit via <>.

    Best wishes,
       Otto Stolz

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