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Re: Comments on Part 1: Asian characters

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 09:56:44 -0400
Message-Id: <199705281356.JAA01958@nathaniel.ebt>
To: murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp
CC: 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?

Both, I think.

>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.

I disagree.
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 1997 09:57:29 EDT

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