Re: name change

From: Jukka K. Korpela <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 21:28:32 +0200

2011-11-22 21:02, wrote:

> In one of the discussions in this community, it was stated that once
> assigned, the name of a character cannot be changed. But I have noticed
> some characters have their name changed eg 'ARABIC LETTER YEH BARREE'
> (U+06D2) was previously named 'ARABIC LETTER YA BARREE'. Could anyone
> please clarify me on this?

ARABIC LETTER YA BARREE was the Unicode 1.0 name, which has been kept as
a comment in the Unicode character database. Many Unicode 1.0 names were
changed when Unicode was harmonized with ISO 10646. After this
harmonization, the principle of stability of Unicode names was established.

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