Re: New Public Review Issue

From: David Starner (
Date: Tue Aug 02 2005 - 22:21:55 CDT

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    On 8/2/05, Jukka K. Korpela <> wrote:
    > On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Rick McGowan wrote:
    > > 74 Change to Default Localization for NaN in CLDR
    > >
    > > There has been a request to change the default localization for a NaN from
    > > the character U+FFFD REPLACEMENT CHARACTER to another representation. The
    > > NaN floating-point value means "Not a Number", and represents an undefined
    > > result of a mathematical operation.
    > Maybe we can discuss this issue on this list preliminary, to avoid missing
    > something obvious. I think the key question whether the value of NaN is a
    > single character, as currently defined in the prose of the LDML
    > specification:

    The thing I personally pegged on is the use of U+FFFD. It's not an
    error to print out a NaN, especially not at the character set level;
    it seems like something, almost anything, that was actually text would
    be better than U+FFFD.

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