description

Description of a Private Character

Definition

A human-readable description of a defined private character, for example, “Arrow, normal weight, single line, two-headed, Northwest to Southeast”

Remarks

The name attribute for a defined private character <private-char> provides a Unicode-style name (in all upper case name) for the private character, for example, “COMBINING CYRILLIC PALATALIZATION”. In contrast, the description attribute for a defined private character <private-char> provides a rough visual description, for example, “combining vertical tilde”.

Attribute Values

In Element

<private-char> Private Character (Custom or Unicode)
Value Meaning
Data characters Text, numbers, or special characters that provide a rough description of the <private-char> character, for example, “greek capital letter omega with tonos"
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.