Re: String name and Character Name

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 15:36:56 CST

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    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.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)
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