Re: String name and Character Name

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 13:35:31 CST

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    From: "Patrick Andries" <>
    To: "Andrew C. West" <>
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    Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 8:22 PM
    Subject: Re: String name and Character Name

    > Andrew C. West a écrit :
    >>Guilty as charged. It is not at all obvious to me that it is not
    >>appropriate to
    >>use the Unicode names in a UI.
    > It is certainly a good thing.

    The standard English names are certainly useful in a UI for a default locale
    like the POSIX "C" locale, or the default "" Locale in Java. They are not
    good for any other locale (including the "en" English locale).

    The standard French names for ISO/IEC 10646 are not that bad, and do qualify
    for the French "fr" locale.

    Can't we have a repository of NamesList files for each locale? And then
    start a true "NamesList_en.txt" for English, and "NamesList_fr.txt" for
    French, keeping the "NamesList.txt" (or .lst) for the default locale, and
    then later support other locales as well?

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