Re: PRI #202: Extensions to NameAliases.txt for Unicode 6.1.0

From: Petr Tomasek <>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:01:13 +0200

> It would have the advantage of suppressing those names from the
> proposed table for UTR #25 (characters used in Mathematical
> notations).
> In the merged name aliases table, we could as well include :
> - SGML/HTML/XML character entity names (and some standardized synonyms) ?

HTML character entity names would be nice to have, but it would rather
make sense to have them in a separate file.

> - Postscript names (from AGL), also used in the "name" table of
> TrueType/OpenType fonts
> - possibly even their Postscript numeric id's (the 256 first names
> from the AGL list is not even stored in fonts, where they are bound
> only by string id).

I don't see why these should go into the unicode tables...

> - other names from candidate standards ?

What I'm really missing is the "filename" of the latest ("authoritative")
proposal appropriate for the character. I think even that unicode
should publish officially and for the broader these proposal as
they are very good starting point for people who wish to learn more
about particular codepoint / script.

> -- Philippe.

Petr Tomasek <>
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