RE: String name and Character Name

From: Andrew C. West (
Date: Sat Apr 30 2005 - 03:05:59 CST

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    On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 13:14:01 -0700, Asmus Freytag wrote:
    > >U+2052 "COMMERCIAL MINUS SIGN" = abzüglich (German), med avdrag av (Swedish),
    > >piska (Swedish, "whip")
    > You could argue that this character has no established English name, as the
    > only evidence we adduced for it was from German and Scandinavian sources.

    Yes, but this is not the case for Klammeraffe.

    > >Searching under "German" I also found
    > >
    > >U+2133 "SCRIPT CAPITAL M" = M-matrix (physics), German Mark (not the current
    > >Deutsche Mark)
    > >
    > >Hmm, not so current any more ;)
    > This annotation was added to document the fact that UTC considers that
    > (historic)
    > symbol unified with U+2133. The fact that it isn't in current use is a bit
    > beside the point in a standard that contains Runic and Ogham on the BMP. ;-)

    I think you misunderstood my point. I wasn't commenting on the character or it's
    unification with the historic German Mark ... I simply meant that "the current
    Deutsche Mark" is no longer in currency, and so the parenthetical explanation of
    the alias is an anachronism.


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