From: Dominikus Scherkl (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 08 2005 - 03:54:42 CST
> I have been unable to hunt down the historical origin of the
> notation U+nnnn (where nnnn are hexadecimal digits) that we
> use to refer to characters (and code points).
> Presumably "U" stands for "UCS" or for "Unicode", but where
> does the plus sign come from?
Maybe it was thought of as an offset from the unit (character null)
like in ETA+5 minutes (expected time of arrival was passed five minutes
ago - an euphemism for beeing 5 minutes late).
But that makes me wonder if there was planed something like U-nnnn
(characters before the unit)...
-- Dominikus Scherkl XPaneon Technologies firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 06023/9436-42
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