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Re: ERB decisions on A.17, B.9, and other questions



>No, my point was that the set of possible character references is an open
>set, and that numbers are never preferable to names, absent a well-defined
>place to look up the number. (Private use does not solve that problem,
>since all I can do is look it up and be told that it's officially
>undefined.) Hey, I can point you to a unicode definition of where TENGWAR
>LETTER A might appear in the private use set. But even if I knew nothing of
>unicode that description is a lot more useful than any arbitrary code
>value.

This is an important point: too many applications treat characters
as numbers, instead of as characters. One of the most important
properties of a character is it's name...



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