U+hhhh[h[h]] NAME syntax

From: Sean Leonard <lists+unicode_at_seantek.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 23:22:50 -0700

It appears that U+hhhh[h[h]] NAME syntax is a very common--one might say
"standard"--way of representing a particular Unicode character or code
point in text.

It is the way that the Unicode Standard 9.0.0 refers to particular
characters, and I have seen it around quite a bit. The Unicode Standard
appears to put the NAME in small-caps format (but a plain text PDF
search using Adobe Acrobat DC suggests that the underlying characters
are lowercase), while in plain text, the name is generally
all-capitalized (as it appears in the UCD).

Is there a section of the Unicode Standard, or some TR, that discusses
this format or gives it a formal name? (I hunted but did not find
discussion in the Unicode Standard.) Is it given any kind of preference
or recommendations over other forms of identifying Unicode code points
or characters?


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