Re: Malayalam Date Mark at U+0D79

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Wed Apr 19 2006 - 14:05:20 CST

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    >> Is this "Malayalam Ordinal Indicator" name
    >> fixed in Unicode. Since it is not correct
    >> please change it to "Malayalam Date Mark".
    > Sorry, that can't be changed. The names are normative and immutable
    > after standardization by ISO/IEC10646 and Unicode (and thus approval
    > by governments, including India which has a voting seat voting at both
    > working commitees).
    > Such correction can only be added in the annotations found in the
    > charts, or in the "names list" file that is used to generate those
    > charts and which contains entries for these annotations.

    This policy applies only to characters that have already been approved
    and added to the Standard. As Naga stated in his original post, this
    concerns a character in the Pipeline. It's not yet standardized, and
    it's not in the Unicode 5.0 beta either. If approved, it will be added
    to a version later than 5.0. There may still be time to change the

    Doug Ewell
    Fullerton, California, USA

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