ISWA 2010 data change for proposed Unicode string
slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Fri Apr 29 18:45:55 UTC 2011
On 4/29/11 1:04 PM, Jonathan wrote:
> Not only does the first proposal make it hard sort the entries but it
> will also be harder to parse because the symbol with sometimes be 1
> character long, sometimes 2 and sometimes 3. So extra checking has do
> be done to verify if the next character is the start of a new symbol
> or a fill and or rotation modifier.
I agree; however, removing these characters from the initial Unicode
proposal may be required to get approval from the Unicode committees.
I understand the potential annoyances and problems for programmers who
do not use these codepoints.
My previous email was unclear on the new codepoint assignments. They
should be as follows.
The first proposal will be as follows:
Fill-1 [removed from code chart]
Rotation-1 [removed from code chart]
A second proposal would include the 2 remaining control characters to
complete the set.
With the first proposal, we may be able to move forward with wide spread
I will be working off of the second proposal, so I will continue to use
the Fill-1 and Rotation-1 characters in my data and code libraries. The
only change for my data will be to advance the fill and rotation
codepoints by 14.
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