At 02:16 PM 04/06/2000 -0800, Michael Everson wrote:
>Ar 13:43 -0800 2000-04-06, scríobh John Cowan:
> >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."
>Well, rather "have hitherto (de facto) only been used to represent their
>Except of course in the CJK character names. :-)
And Braille where the numbers identify the locations of the dots.
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