From: Marion Gunn (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 08:33:59 CST
Scriobh Hans Aberg:
> make a clear logical definition, but then also supply intuitive user
> > > For example, I would no have use the word "character" everywhere, and
> >> used the word "set" for a collection of something, rather than
> >> different words like "repertoire".
> >The word "set" was already in use for an ordered and often coded
> ...there should perhaps be a notion
> of input abstract characters. And so on. Unicode mixes all these
> together in the notion of "abstract characters", without explicitly
> clearly separating them.
Would it help to simply (a) use the words/term 'graphic character' for
the usuals/majority (i.e., characters which display on the screen as
alpha and/or numeric for use in text), and (b) 'non-graphic' for what
are sometimes now referred to in Unicode as 'abstract characters' (such
I speak here only as a terminologist, and make this suggestion with no
anticipation at all of its being accepted (only to help, if I can).
-- Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991) 27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an Bhóthair, Co. Átha Cliath, Éire. * firstname.lastname@example.org * email@example.com *
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