Names for control characters

Markus Scherer at
Wed Mar 12 15:11:13 CDT 2014

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Per Starbäck
<starback at>wrote:

> My question was *why* control characters don't
> *have* names

That's because formally the ISO control codes do not have one fixed,
normative meaning; implementers may or may not follow ISO 6429. That is why
these don't have names in ISO 10646 and in Unicode.

Of course, a few control codes (e.g., U+000A) are very widely used, and
have Unicode properties according to that use. (e.g., White_Space)

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