# Pattern of UNIK ID Key Concept
Every @unikname is a unique string of characters, forming a human-readable identifier. This string is composed of unicode characters belonging to the SafeTypo© international alphabet. It's a serie of digits, letters denominated in a specific alphabet or script, and separators. The way the character string is combined can be classified into patterns.
Pattern is used to determine the cost of @unikname ID and to control @unikname issuance:
- Licences of NFT-Factories are granted by Pattern
- Potentially confusing @unikname ID are highlighted
- @unikname ID launches are organized by Pattern
Patterns provides following information about @unikname ID:
Pattern is calculated from the @unikname ID string. It's not a disclosed information unless the @unikname itself has been disclosed by its owner.
# The type of @unikname ID
Patterns provides information about the type of the @unikname ID (aka UNIK ID):
# The script used
Patterns provides information about the script of characters used to form a @unikname ID. A script is a group of alphabets, for example
Latin script includes French, Spanish, Italian, German and other alphabets.
For the time being the following scripts are managed:
Separators are ignored when determining the script element of a Pattern of a @unikname.
Unicode characters that make up the SafeTypo© alphabet are listed in the public SafeTypo github repository (opens new window).
# The group of length
Patterns provide information about the group of length of the @unikname ID. This is an information that complements the type and the script.
For example: a @unikname of type
individual composed of
Latin characters stands in the following groups of lengths:
Tiny: 4 to 5 characters
Short: 6 to 7 characters
Medium: 8 to 14 characters
Long: 15 characters and more
Separators are ignored when determining the length of a Pattern of a @unikname ID.
Length is calculated with the shortest number of characters in case of confusing letters. See SafeTypo© algorithm for more information.
# Similarities with other famous character string
| ||No identified similarities|
| ||The @unikname string is composed of a serie of a single character|
| ||The @unikname string ends with main TLD letters: "com", "net", "gov", "edu", "org", "mil", "int"|
The list of similarities can be extended.