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Re: XSLT script to report Unicode characters and code

Subject: Re: XSLT script to report Unicode characters and code blocks in file?
From: Colin Paul Adams <colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 13:17:59 +0100
Re:  XSLT script to report Unicode characters and code
>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

    Michael> Incidentally, the current version of blocks.txt does not
    Michael> exactly match the names of the blocks as defined in
    Michael> schema (and XPath) regular expressions, for example
    Michael> 0370..03FF was once "Greek" but is now "Greek and
    Michael> Coptic". The Schema WG is close to deciding that the
    Michael> Unicode names are definitive, which means that regular
    Michael> expressions become invalid when Unicode decides to change
    Michael> the names of the blocks...

I think that's reasonable.

And I don't think that block names should be used for anything other
than saying which block a character belongs to.

The blocks have no significance other than how Unicode allocates
codepoints, I think.
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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