Re: Conlang Unicode Font (was Re: Kamakawi Unicode Font Question)
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 9, 2008, 20:39|
On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 9:31 PM, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...> wrote:
> "CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5678". (That one happens to be a character
> sometimes used to represent the loan-word "ton", as in the unit of
> That is, it's an algorithmically-generated name that basically only
> identified its Unicode code point.
> Huh. Well, I suppose you could call it anything. I'm going to
> stick with calling them what they were originally created for,
> KAMAKAWI IDEOGRAPH SAND CRAB
Sounds like a plan.
FWIW, that's roughly the naming scheme uses for the KangXi radicals,
which have been encoded separately in Unicode for a couple of
versions; they have names such as KANGXI RADICAL TANNED LEATHER
(meaning-based; most of them) or KANGXI RADICAL DOWN BOX (shape-based;
some of the simplest ones).
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>