RE: APL Under-bar Characters

From: <>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:57:22 -0700

You make a very good observation. You are essentially asking the question that began the whole discussion. This is covered in depth in the gnuapl mailing list. You can go their archive, and just search my name :)

Since it seems that all hope of adding characters is lost, I think the next best goal would be to try an reach some sort of semblance between the Unicode Consortium and a nebulous group of people (APLers) who really believe that the uppercase under-bar letters are atomic and different than an underlined uppercase letters. 

Some sort of list, no matter how "unofficial", is better than no list at all, right? Wouldn't the Unicode Consortium be the place for such a list, such as in NamedSequences.txt ?
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: APL Under-bar Characters
From: Pierpaolo Bernardi <>
Date: Mon, August 17, 2015 3:48 pm
Cc: Doug Ewell <>, Unicode Mailing List

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 12:32 AM, <> wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> I think I am going to suggest that GNUAPL use
> as previously suggested as it seems like it may provide a way for GNUAPL to
> support characters with under-bars, and ease all our parsing problems.

How can giving a name to a sequence allow you to change your parser in
ways that you couldn't without an official name to the sequence?
Received on Mon Aug 17 2015 - 21:59:22 CDT

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