RE: Ol Chiki character name typo?

From: Erkki I. Kolehmainen (
Date: Tue Nov 27 2007 - 07:27:12 CST

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    The Unicode Standard and ISO/IEC 10646, although separate, have the same repertoire, code points and _­normative_­ character names for a good reason.

    Nevertheless, this particular problem has now become a non-issue after I spoke this morning with ITTF in Geneva.

    It is clear to me that we need to have people who work in contact with both organizations and who understand that bureaucratic rules are guidelines, not cast in stone.

    Erkki I. Kolehmainen
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    Lähettäjä: [] Puolesta Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
    Lähetetty: 27. marraskuuta 2007 13:35
    Vastaanottaja: Peter Constable
    Aihe: Re: Ol Chiki character name typo?

    -On [20071125 01:45], Peter Constable ( wrote:
    >> Behalf Of James Kass
    >> That's too bad, then, really. It should be possible to correct
    >> naming errors up until the time that those names become official.
    >> Those names won't become official until March 2008 (if then).
    >You're only thinking about timing for release of Unicode 5.1. Time of
    >the balloting of ISO amendments is also critical here; in this case,
    >specifically FDAM 3.

    Without wanting to sound presumptious, but why on earth should we care on a Unicode list about ISO-specifics? Right now I get this feeling that Unicode is getting more and more bogged down by ISO routine and bureaucracy then focusing on Unicode itself. If so we might as well get rid of Unicode and do everything straight through ISO, since there seems to be little use for Unicode as group in itself then (leaving CLDR and such outside of the argument).

    Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)> / asmodai
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