Re: Medievalist ligature character in the PUA

From: Julian Bradfield (
Date: Mon Dec 14 2009 - 14:56:46 CST

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    On 2009-12-14, Michael Everson <> wrote:
    > I agree. Canonical equivalence is identity.

    That's a nonsensical statement. Well, actually it's not nonsensical,
    it's just plain wrong.
    Everybody who uses the word "identity" in a technical sense knows what
    it means, and it doesn't mean "has different bytes".

    What you presumably mean is "the space in which filenames live *ought*
    to be the set of utf-8 strings quotiented by canonical equivalence"
    (so that two canonically equivalent strings are representatives of one
    and the same filename).
    But that's a moral assertion, not a statement of fact.

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