Re: NamesList, Code Charts, ISO/IEC 10646

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 16:07:52 +0100

On Mon, 4 May 2015 16:07:31 +0200 (CEST) wrote:

> The information about OPENING and CLOSING is one part of the
> Formal Alias issue. The goal is to make the true names better known
> and to allow people reading English, that is a huge majority, to get
> at reach the full bandwith of Unicode information in real time.
> Today, IMHO, the information about (and the availability of)
> formal aliases seems to be out of reach for much software users who
> are confronted with when searching for information about characters.
> It therefore seems to be consistent to make it better available.
> The same would apply to informative aliases.
> Unicode clearly states in NamesList.txt, that ā€œthis file should not
> be parsed for machine-readable informationā€.
> By the way, all the informative aliases Unicode added for
> the information of users, implementers and developers, are lost
> because they seem to be nowhere else in the UCD.

The UCD file you want is ucdxml/ucd.all.grouped.xml or its flat
equivalent. On the Unicode site, they exists as zip files,
ucdxml/ and ucdxml/

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