NamesList.txt as data source

Janusz S. Bień jsbien at
Sat Mar 26 04:10:24 CDT 2016

On Thu, Mar 10 2016 at 22:40 CET, kenwhistler at writes:


> The *reason* that NamesList.txt exists at all is to drive the tool, unibook,
> that formats the full Unicode code charts for posting. It is only
> posted in the Unicode Character Database at all as a matter of
> convenience, to give people access to a text only version of the
> names list that appears in the fully formatted pdf versions of the
> code charts
> that contain all the representative glyphs.
> NamesList.txt should *not* be data mined.

I've just noticed that NamesList.txt is in a sense data mined by the
Unicode consortium itself. I mean the "Unicode Utilities: Character
Properties", which e.g. for LATIN SMALL LETTER P WITH FLOURISH
( display in

subhead: Medievalist addition

Am I right that this information is available only in NamesList.txt?

In my opinion this is important information and should be officially
available for character data mining engines.

Best regards


Prof. dr hab. Janusz S. Bien -  Uniwersytet Warszawski (Katedra Lingwistyki Formalnej)
Prof. Janusz S. Bien - University of Warsaw (Formal Linguistics Department)
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