IAB Statement on Identifiers and Unicode 7.0.0

Patrik Fältström paf at frobbit.se
Wed Jan 28 15:39:09 CET 2015

> On 28 jan 2015, at 15:13, Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at macchiato.com> wrote:
> And Patrick, the IAB letter recommending that U+0626, ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE not be used in identifiers is tantamount to recommending that U+00F8 ( ø ) LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH STROKE not occur in identifiers. Fine for you Swedes, but surely you must have some Danish and Norwegian friends ;-)

As you know Mark, the reason why IAB recommended U+0626 to not be used is because that was added after the combination of the codepoints to the Unicode Standard.

In the case of the o with stroke (and other cases) the decision could be the other way around.


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