Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Mar 14 13:22:14 CDT 2016

Ken Whistler wrote:

> The trick is this: the status of annotational data in NamesList.txt
> is different than that of normative data like the code points, names,
> formal name aliases, decomposition mappings, and standardized
> variation sequences.

I get that. I am FAR more comfortable with that type of guideline:

• the data isn't normative (at least not all of it)
• the format isn't set in stone
• don't ask for additions or changes
• caveat emptor

than with any sort of blanket statement about "don't parse this file."

I hereby promise to use NamesList.txt responsibly and with all of the
above conditions in mind. Hopefully others will too.

Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO ����

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