Re: character names (questions)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Apr 06 2000 - 17:45:13 EDT

Michael Everson wrote:

> Not quite. Digits are disallowed in word-initial position within character
> names, and while they ar presently pretty much only used to represent
> shapes, there are lots of character names proposed for Plane 1 (Egyptian
> Hieroglyphs, Indus, Rongorongo, etc.) where the character name is really
> its catalogue number (to be preceded by a letter of some sort; I think I
> used H000-H999 for Indus (Harappan), R for Rongorongo, etc).

Yes. I meant "Digits are (de jure) discouraged, and are (de facto) only
used to represent their shapes."


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