Friday, January 16, 2015

Unicode 7.0 Paperback Available

The Unicode 7.0 core specification is now available in paperback book form.

Responding to requests, the editorial committee has created a pair of modestly-priced print-on-demand volumes that contain the complete text of the core specification of Version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard.

The form-factor in this edition has been changed from US letter to 6×9 inch US trade paperback size, making the two volumes more compact than previous versions. The two volumes may be purchased separately or together. The cost for the pair is US$16.24, plus postage and applicable taxes. Please visit to order.

Note that these volumes do not include the Version 7.0 code charts, nor do they include the Version 7.0 Standard Annexes and Unicode Character Database, all of which are available only on the Unicode website,

Purchase The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0 - Core Specification.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Unicode Text Segmentation Proposed Update for 8.0

UAX #29, Unicode Text Segmentation, will be updated for Unicode 8.0. The proposed update is now available for general public review and comment.

There are several minor modifications to the Grapheme_Cluster_Break property which affect the determination of grapheme cluster boundaries for some Southeast Asian scripts.

To supply feedback on this UAX, please see and the information page about Public Review Issues.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1,250 Recommended Current Emoji

The new draft of Unicode Emoji identifies a set of about 1,250 current emoji as recommended for Unicode 7.0 implementations. The Consortium would appreciate feedback on this set of characters. To make review easier, explicit lists of these characters have been added to Section 3.

The Media section of the report has been moved to a new expanded page,, and now includes links to video of the recent Emoji keynote. The selection factors for new emoji have also been extended.

Friday, December 5, 2014

CLDR 26.0.1 Maintenance Release

An update to CLDR 26 has been released, only for the JSON format of the data. Some of the JSON data from CLDR 26 had corrupt identity information, which has been fixed in this update. The XML for CLDR 26 remains unchanged. Refer to for details.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Updated Unicode Emoji document

The “Unicode Emoji” draft document has been updated. Changes include the addition of a draft description of emoji selection factors and draft chart images for the Unicode 8.0 candidate emoji.

Feedback on the document—including the candidate characters—can be submitted with the contact form.