Re: String name and Character Name

From: Otto Stolz (
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 02:41:37 CST

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    James Kass had written:
    > Please leave the "Search by Name" function enabled, it is
    > quite useful. Type in the word PARENTHESIS and BabelPad
    > or BabelMap steps through the entire Unicode repertoire,
    > finding *all* the parenthesis characters.

    Curtis Clark has written:
    > The same technique works for all but one of the brackets. :-)

    Remenber, Asmus Freytag had written:
    > In Unibook ( I support searches for names, as well
    > as inside the entire 'character entry', which includes aliases and comments.

    So just look there, where you will find *all* of the brackets. ;-)
    I hope, other implementations (including that BableMap) will follow suit.
    After all, this is what TUS 16.1, subsection "Aliases", is suggesting.

    A more general note, triggered by Curtis' remark, but not actually pertaining
    to it:

    I understand Asmus's claims, and TUS 16.1, thusly:
    - The character names proper are meant as unique and immutable identifiers.
    - The character names plus the annotations (particularly the aliases) are
       suitable for a user interface.

    Whoever is not able, or not willing, to draw a distinction between (a) the
    character names proper and (b) character names plus annotations, please abstain
    from prolongating this thread by rehashing their arguments, over and over.

    Best wishes,
       Otto Stolz

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