U+hhhh[h[h]] NAME syntax

Garth Wallace gwalla at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 01:53:52 CDT 2016

Appendix A: Notational Conventions

On Friday, August 12, 2016, Sean Leonard <lists+unicode at seantek.com> wrote:

> It appears that U+hhhh[h[h]] NAME syntax is a very common--one might say
> "standard"--way of representing a particular Unicode character or code
> point in text.
> It is the way that the Unicode Standard 9.0.0 refers to particular
> characters, and I have seen it around quite a bit. The Unicode Standard
> appears to put the NAME in small-caps format (but a plain text PDF search
> using Adobe Acrobat DC suggests that the underlying characters are
> lowercase), while in plain text, the name is generally all-capitalized (as
> it appears in the UCD).
> Is there a section of the Unicode Standard, or some TR, that discusses
> this format or gives it a formal name? (I hunted but did not find
> discussion in the Unicode Standard.) Is it given any kind of preference or
> recommendations over other forms of identifying Unicode code points or
> characters?
> Thanks,
> Sean
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