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[Bug 13105] New: Named character refences table: Add column with official UNICODE names

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Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:50:11 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-13105-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13105

           Summary: Named character refences table: Add column with
                    official UNICODE names
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/named-character-reference
                    s#named-character-references-table
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


REQUEST:

In the Named character references table, Ślease add a column with the official
character names, as defined by Unicode.

JUSTIFICATION: 

* HTML5 quite consistently makes use of the official Unicode name for the
characters that occurs in algorithims and elswhere. It would be logical to do
the same in this table.

* Listing the character names would have practical benefit - it would remove
the need for looking in UNICODE itself or need for some other means to check
the name. 

* Some characters for which there are named character references, are invisible
or otherwise hard to distinguish. Other characters, again, are not rendered by
the web browser because the font used by the Web browser does not contain all
referenced characters. (Firefox 5 [at least my copy] behaves that way, for
isntance.)

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