From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Mar 10 2010 - 15:02:18 CST
This whole discussion represents a fundamental misunderstanding of the
First, there are the naming rules for characters (etc.). These define
how legal formal names are *created*. (Those rules are spelled out in an
annex to 10646, for example).
Then there are the matching rules. They impact legal formal names only
insofar as accidental matches (under those rules )between otherwise
legal namer are disallowed, therefore effectively disallowing a small
slice of possible future names.
But, the matching rules define something else: they allow certain
modifications of names to fit the strictures of a given syntax (where
spaces generally are not allowed, but - or _ may be allowed).
Yes, you can create your own syntax, where a space is inserted after
nearly every character, and if you do that correctly, character names in
your modified syntax can still be matched against formal names. Whether
that's advisable is another issue. What is useful, is the ability to
have a well-defined match of
LatinLetterCapitalA and latin_letter_capital_a to LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A.
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