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Re: Unicode Character Database in RDF?

From: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 03:23:45 +0200 (EET)
To: Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>
cc: Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@fh-potsdam.de>, Gerard de Melo <gdemelo@mpi-inf.mpg.de>, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Shane Norris <norlesh@gmail.com>, W3C Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1101100311200.12438@lakka.kapsi.fi>
On 2011-01-05, Simon Reinhardt wrote:

> There's also a lot of information being collected in wiki-style at 
> <http://www.decodeunicode.org/>. It has information about individual 
> characters (e.g. <http://www.decodeunicode.org/en/u+203d>) and Unicode 
> blocks (e.g. <http://www.decodeunicode.org/en/armenian>).

Has anybody ever tried to reserve space from under the URN section of 
the URI space, or some other formally immutable/idempotent space, for 
Unicode characters? I'm reasonably sure that should be done, sooner or 
later. RDF loves URI's with clear cut semantics, after all.

I also think quite a number of us possess an OID prefix (and as such a 
formal URN one by extension), or something to that effect. I do for 
example. So why don't we park the characters in one such namespace for a 
while, and formally reserve a namespace for them in the short future? 
Both IETF and ISO would likely be cooperative with that sort of thing, 
especially since the Unicode codespace is sanctioned by both, and is 
purposely being held very stable.

(If you can't find any better, formally sanctioned namespace, do take 
over urn:oid: as an interim measure. 
Adjuncting the character index to something like that should be easy 
enough. ;)
Sampo Syreeni, aka decoy - decoy@iki.fi, http://decoy.iki.fi/front
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