Bug 5897 - Make Ω and Å expand to their NFC equivalents
Make Ω and Å expand to their NFC equivalents
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
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Assigned To: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
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Reported: 2008-07-25 11:30 UTC by Simon Pieters
Modified: 2010-10-04 13:55 UTC (History)
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Description Simon Pieters 2008-07-25 11:30:50 UTC
The expansions of Ω and Å are prohibited in NFC. NFC normalises them to U+03A9 and U+00C5. Perhaps HTML5 should make these entities align with NFC.

http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20080725#l-369

ohm; U+03A9
angst; U+00C5

(i.e. same as Ω and Å)
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2008-07-25 18:41:37 UTC
HTML5 just uses whatever the MathML WG decides. I recommend taking it up with David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, who maintains the source file.
Comment 2 David Carlisle 2008-07-30 13:19:38 UTC
Adding myself to the cc list for this bug.

(On the face of it the suggested change looks correct, but I need to think a bit about implications on systems that have made use of the existing (longstanding) mappings. So I'll delay deciding whether or not not to make a change.

David
Comment 3 David Carlisle 2009-09-13 15:54:01 UTC
I made this change in the editors draft for the xml entities spec
http://www.w3.org/2003/entities/2007doc/overview.html#d2e177
I believe the same unicode.xml source change will affect the
html5 definitions.