Names for control characters

Eli Zaretskii eliz at
Wed Mar 12 15:04:45 CDT 2014

> From: starback at (Per Starbäck)
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at>, "unicode\" <unicode at>
> Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:37:57 +0100
> This is not about Emacs. Emacs was an example of a program that has use
> for character names, and has a harder job because of this strangeness.
> Too bad that (Emacs developer) Eli Zaretskii sees it as a rant against
> Emacs when I mention that this property of Unicode has led to
> longstanding (small) bugs there, but I think real examples are better
> than made-up ones.

What I saw as a rant is only this part (which was the only one I

> > Emacs should do better regarding this

"Should do better" means it still doesn't, although it's expected to.

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