From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 15:36:56 CST
On 25/04/2005 18:27, Andrew C. West wrote:
>Guilty as charged. It is not at all obvious to me that it is not appropriate to
>use the Unicode names in a UI.
>I was thinking of releasing versions of BabelPad and BabelMap with all Unicode
>names expunged and "Search by Name" function disabled, just to please Jill and
>Peter; but then again I write software to please myself, not anyone else, so I
>think I'll leave things just the way they are.
Not to please me, but to please the UTC, which according to Asmus has
taken a decision that Unicode character names should not be used in UIs,
but has failed to notify the editors of the text of the standard.
I have always held that an alternative mechanism is required, but until
one is defined you are probably doing the best thing even if you are
defying the UTC.
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