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Comments on Part 1: Asian characters

From: Murata Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 11:02:17 +0900
Message-Id: <9705280202.AA00292@lute.apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
1. Are characters [#x3021-#x3029] ideographic characters?

These characters are listed in the definition of Ideographic
[75].  However, in the Unicode standard (Version 2.0), these
characters are Hangzhyou-style numerals.  Are these
characters digits or ideographic characters?


2. Hankaku katakana extenders should be removed.

From the definition of Extender [80], remove three
characters as below:

0xFF70	# HALFWIDTH KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK
0xFF9E	# HALFWIDTH KATAKANA VOICED SOUND MARK
0xFF9F	# HALFWIDTH KATAKANA SEMI-VOICED SOUND MARK

Also remove 65392, 65438, and 65439 from the list of NAMECHAR.

These characters are hankaku katakana characters, which
should be allowed for backward compatibility only.


3. Add ditto mark (#x3003) as an extender.

Also add 12291 to the list of NAMECHAR.

This character is a pseudo-ideographic character, and 
it always follows an ideographic character.  So, 
this character should be allowed as an extender.


4. Add ideographic closing mark (#x3006) as an ideographic 
   character.

Also add 12295 to the list of NAMESTRT.

This character is also a pseudo-ideographic character, 
and is sometimes used as the first character of 
the word "deadline" in Japanese.  So, this character 
should be allowed as an ideographic character.

Makoto
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 1997 22:01:11 EDT

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