Re: Hexadecimal digits

From: Mark Davis ☕ (
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 14:51:15 CDT

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    We don't add nonce characters to the standard just because someone thinks
    they'd be a good idea; there needs to be established usage by a substantial
    user community. We established a huge range (over 100,000 characters) for
    private use. You (or William Overington, for example) are free to define a
    range within that area for your specific use. If there develops
    a substantial user community for the new characters, you could then create a
    proposal for adding them to the Unicode Standard.

    So I suggest that you spend your efforts on building such a community if you
    want to move this forward; more emails to this list will not accomplish


    — Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —

    On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 11:39, Luke-Jr <> wrote:

    > Unicode has Roman numerals and bar counting (base 0); why should base 16 be
    > denied unique characters?
    > From another perspective, the English-language Arabic-numeral world came up
    > with ASCII. Unicode was created to unlimit the character set to include
    > coverage of other languages' characters. Why shouldn't a variety of numeric
    > systems also be supported?

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