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   Re: [xml-dev] Character Entities: An XML Core WG View

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Paul Prescod scripsit:

> Now that Unicode gives English names to all characters, couldn't we say 
> that all pre-Unicode names (SGML/ISO, XHTML/MatML/W3C, Docbook/OASIS 
> etc.) are legacy names which over the long run could be replaced by 
> entity names directly based upon Unicode names?

The long Unicode names have spaces in them, for one thing, and you canot
replace the spaces with hyphens because hyphen is also in use.  In addition,
ISO 10646 has two sets of names, English (the same as Unicode) and French.

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