From: Antoine Leca (Antoine10646@leca-marti.org)
Date: Mon Dec 12 2005 - 10:49:03 CST
On Monday, December 12th, 2005 15:29Z, Philippe Verdy wrote:
>> I guess that is because you are not reading the correct file. You are
>> supposed to read <http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/UCD.html>
>> and to follow the links provided (one of them leads to
>> If I read correctly, this file is correctly tagged (version, date).
> Wrong file? No.
> the UCD.html file appeared long after UnicodeData.txt was initially
Yes. And by that time, the (initially single-file information) evolved into
a _database_ (which is for what stands the "D".)
> Before that, the .txt file was published in a FTP directory
> in a directory that contained the licence and copyright notice.
I do not what you are meaning exactly.
It existed a file named UnicodeData-1.1.x.txt along with a README file in
ftp://unicode.org/pub/MappingTables/. Of course, the way graphical FTP
clients behave, when you direct a browser to this site, it displayed the
README file as a comment.
With the evolution of times, more files have been added to what is now a
data base, and the README, which initialy just described the format of the
table, was (at of v3) divided into UnicodeData-3.x.x.html and
UnicodeCharacterDatabase-3.x.x.html, and both merged oas of v4 into
So you are really saying exactly the same as I did.
> UCD.html itself is not normative but descriptive.
I am unsure here. It is certainly a genuine part of the The Unicode
Standard, version 4.1. Whether there is a need to distinguish between the
two states is something I cannot decide.
> normative file can't beused outside of the document that describes
> it, i.e. the published Unicodebook or the PDF version of this book,
> linked from the Unicode web site's "Start Here" page.
not allowed is to severe the copyright attributions (of course), to modify
anything if you do not first make clear it is a modified copy, and of course
anything which is not permitted by your local law with a copyrighted work
(such as pretending it's yours; at least here, that is.)
OTOH, one is free to add restrictions on the copy you are looking at, so it
might be true for your copy.
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