Thursday, February 26, 2015

Feedback on repertoire for ISO/IEC 10646:2014 (4th Edition, Amendment 2)


The Unicode Technical Committee is soliciting feedback on pending additions to the draft repertoire of characters, to help discover any errors in character names, incorrect glyphs, or other problems. There is a short window of opportunity to review and comment on the repertoire additions noted below.
The Unicode Standard is developed in synchrony with ISO/IEC 10646. After ISO balloting is completed on any repertoire additions, no further changes or corrections will be possible. (See http://www.unicode.org/faq/sdos.html for additional information on the stages in ISO standards development.) Advance feedback on these repertoire additions will help inform the UTC discussions about its own contribution to the ISO balloting process.

Documents referenced in the draft repertoire with numbers such as L2/14-067 are available in the UTC Document Registry.

Please see the PRI page for further details:
PRI #295, Feedback on repertoire for ISO/IEC 10646:2014 (4th Edition, Amendment 2)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Unicode Emoji (UTR #51) Draft Available


The draft of the UTR #51, Unicode Emoji technical report has been advanced to Draft status, and updated as follows:
  • refined the selection factors used to weigh new emoji proposals
  • reduced the set of recommended characters
  • reduced the set of characters that the emoji modifiers can affect (for diversity)
  • removed one of the candidate Unicode 8.0 characters
  • updated the charts to add the candidate Unicode 8.0 emoji, such as U+1F910 ZIPPER-MOUTH FACE
  • enhanced the text
Feedback is welcome through April 27, 2015. For further information and details about how to provide feedback, please see Public Review Issue #293.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Unicode Security Mechanisms (UTS #39) Proposed Update Available


UTS #39, Unicode Security Mechanisms has a proposed update available, with modifications for alignment with the future Unicode 8.0, and some revisions to data and format. Most notable are the new Unicode 8.0 characters, the removal of the SL, SA, and ML data, and some changes in the values of the General Security Profile Identifier Types, and changes in the format for both the Status and Types.

Feedback is welcome through April 27, 2015. For further information and details about how to provide feedback, please see Public Review Issue #292.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Unicode IDNA Compatibility Processing Proposed Update


Unicode IDNA Compatibility Processing technical standard (UTS #46) has a proposed update available, with modifications for alignment with the future Unicode 8.0. Most notable are the new Unicode 8.0 characters, and a caution about common assumptions in case folding.

Feedback is welcome through April 27, 2015. For further information and details about how to provide feedback, please see Public Review Issue #291.

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 http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/unicode 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, http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode7.0.0/.

Purchase The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0 - Core Specification.