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

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John Cowan wrote:

> >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.

So use underscores (_).

>   In addition,
> ISO 10646 has two sets of names, English (the same as Unicode) and French.

Pick the English version.  Or the French.  Whichever.  I haven't heard a 
good argument against this yet, except for someone suggested the names 
aren't stable and change with Unicode revs... is this true? -Tim



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