Re: name change

From: Ken Whistler <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:54:28 -0800

On 11/22/2011 11:02 AM, 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?

Sure. The name change you are talking about occurred between Unicode 1.0
and Unicode 1.1 (in 1993, 18 years ago). There were *lots* of name changes
between 1.0 and 1.1 -- that was the result of the merger of the Unicode 1.0
contents and the draft content of the ISO/IEC 10646-1 content, which was
published in 1993. A small handful of name changes occurred between
Version 1.1 and Version 2.0, as the Unicode Standard tracked some changes
which SC2 still allowed at that time.

The Name Stability Policy applies starting from Version 2.0, and no
character name in the Unicode Standard and ISO/IEC 10646 has been
changed since that time. See:

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