Canonical block names: spaces vs. underscores
Mark Davis ☕️
mark at macchiato.com
Thu May 26 10:47:27 CDT 2016
The canonical property and property value formats are in the *Alias* files.
On May 26, 2016 06:57, "Mathias Bynens" <mathias at qiwi.be> wrote:
> > On 26 May 2016, at 10:17, Mathias Bynens <mathias at qiwi.be> wrote:
> > `Blocks.txt` (http://unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/Blocks.txt) lists
> blocks such as `Cyrillic Supplement`.
> > However, `PropertyValueAliases.txt` (
> http://unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/PropertyValueAliases.txt) refers to
> this block as `Cyrillic_Supplement`, with an underscore instead of a space.
> > Which is it?
> > If proper canonical block names use spaces instead of underscores, why
> doesn’t `PropertyValueAliases.txt` reflect that?
> > If proper canonical block names use underscores instead of spaces, why
> doesn’t `Blocks.txt` reflect that?
> Another example: `Blocks.txt` has `Superscripts and Subscripts`, whereas
> `PropertyValueAliases.txt` has `Superscripts_And_Subscripts`. Note that in
> addition to the underscores, the case of the `A` changed as well. Which is
> the canonical name?
> The same goes for other blocks with “and” in the name, e.g. `Miscellaneous
> Symbols and Pictographs`, `Supplemental Symbols and Pictographs`, etc.
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