A proposed solution for descriptions

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Mon Jun 19 05:58:37 CEST 2006

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> "Deseret (Mormon)" or "Falkland Islands (Malvinas)".

The last one, at least, is politically very touchy and I would *NOT*
modify it under any circumstances.  A war was fought about whether
the islands were to be called "Falklands" or "Malvinas"; the current
form smells of carefully crafted compromise and should be left exactly
as is.

> I still need to spend some additional time studying ISO 11179.  My 
> knee-jerk reaction, with regard to using one of the Description fields 
> as a Unique Identifier, is that I would hate to be in the situation that 
> Unicode and ISO 10646 have found themselves with character names.   

I have not read 11179, but is there some reason why the code element
itself cannot be the Unique Identifier?

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