Re: name change

From: Jeremie Hornus <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:22:07 +0100

Wouldn't be "Unicode Character Glyph Description" more accurate than "Unicode Character Name" ?
And just "Unicode Character Description" for those pointing to no glyph.


On 22 Nov 2011, at 20:35, Asmus Freytag wrote:

> On 11/22/2011 11:02 AM, wrote:
>> Hi!
>> 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?
> Unicode 1.0 was merged with an ISO draft into a joint character encoding. In this process, different naming conventions got rationalized, and some other changes were made to make this merged standard possible.
> You will find that all policies that prevent certain changes have a well-defined starting version. No changes are allowed for any new version, but sometimes, certain changes were made in early versions.
> See:
> For names, this document states:
> Name Stability
> Applicable Version: Unicode 2.0+
> The Unicode Name property value for any non-reserved code point will not be changed. In particular, once a character is encoded, its name will not be changed.
> As you can see, Unicode 1.0 names are explicitly not covered.
> A./
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