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comment by bhrgunatha
bhrgunatha  ·  1973 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Spectre is Haunting Unicode

Fascinating. Some of them seems to be place names invented by accident, but I wonder if they all have some meaning or whether the meaning is lost too?

    However, after the JIS standard was released people noticed something strange

Presumably these aren't people involved in the process of creating the encoding so who are these people I wonder? Unicode consortium ? Japanese firms creating fonts? General public seems unlikely. Wikipedia says there are only 6879 characters which seems lower than I'd imagine