Re: Name Compression (was: Longest Names)

From: Pierpaolo Bernardi (
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 12:01:56 EDT

On Tue, 9 May 2000, John Cowan wrote:

> That reminds me that it's time to regenerate my Unicode character name
> compression code. I might as well distribute it while I'm at it.
> Here's 2 Perl programs, one to compress a UnicodeData file into a
> 2-column file containing code point and compressed name, and the
> other to reverse the process. No copyright, no warranty, use as you will.

FWIW, in my implementation of unicode utilities (in Common Lisp), I put
each word in a vector and use an array of vector indices to represent
the complete name.


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