Unicode Character Bad Naming

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Sometimes the naming in tech is really annoying

unicode lady bug naming 2019-11-11 kzc87
unicode lady bug naming 2019-11-11

you ever heard of anyone call ladybug a lady beetle?

unicode santa clause 2019-11-11 vzsrs
unicode santa clause 2019-11-11

and santa clause becomes Father Christmas, what the hell?

From Slash to Solidus

Unicode changed the name / from slash to solidus. Extremely idiotic.

Silly Unicode Name Change: CENTER to CENTRE

in Unicode, the name of the character


is changed from OPEN CENTER ASTERISK to OPEN CENTRE ASTERISK. What's the technical reason they make such a silly change? Political reason?