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

From: Doug Ewell <doug_at_ewellic.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:46:03 -0600

Philippe Verdy wrote:

> If there are other mappings to do with other standards, and those
> standards must be only informative, we already have the "/MAPPINGS"
> directory beside the "/UNIDATA" directory where the UCD belongs too.

But in general, with the exception of MAPPINGS/VENDORS/MISC/SGML.TXT,
the MAPPINGS directory isn't really a place for character *name*
mappings. It's primarily a place for *code point* mappings, for
identifying U+0430 CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER A with 0xD0 in ISO 8859-5, and
0xC0 in Windows-1251, and 0xE0 in MacCyrillic, and 0xC1 in KOI8-R.
Character names in other standards, like 'acy' for U+0430, are
comparatively less important.

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