Monday, November 30, 2015

Unicode Cherokee Chart Font Updated

Phoreus Chart ImageThe Unicode Consortium has recently updated the current code charts for the Cherokee script specifically to provide improved reference glyphs for the lowercase letters introduced in Version 8.0. The new font is Phoreus Cherokee, a modern digital design by Mark Jamra of TypeCulture® LLC.

The new charts can be viewed through the current Charts page.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Character Property for Prepended Concatenation Marks

Arabic ImageThe Unicode Technical Committee is seeking feedback on a proposal to define a new character property for the class of prepended concatenation marks, also referred to as prefixed format control characters or, more generically, as subtending marks. Characters in that class include U+0600 ARABIC NUMBER SIGN and U+06DD ARABIC END OF AYAH. The new property, named Prepended_Concatenation_Mark and targeted for Unicode 9.0, would provide a mechanism to handle subtending marks collectively via properties rather than by hardcoded enumeration. A detailed description of the issue and how to provide feedback are given in Public Review Issue #310.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Unicode 8.0 Paperback Available

(bod image)The Unicode 8.0 core specification is now available in paperback book form.

Responding to continued interest, 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 8.0 of the Unicode Standard.

This edition is the 6×9 inch US trade paperback size, making the two volumes compact. The two volumes may be purchased separately or together. The cost for the pair is US $16.49, plus postage and applicable taxes. Please visit the description page to order.

Note that these volumes do not include the Version 8.0 code charts, nor do they include the Version 8.0 Standard Annexes and Unicode Character Database, all of which are available only on the Unicode website.

Purchase The Unicode Standard, Version 8.0 - Core Specification

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Unicode Board of Directors Election Results

(bod image)The Unicode Consortium announces the election of four Directors for a three-year term beginning January 2016:
  • Bob Jung of Google
  • Alolita Sharma of Twitter
  • Greg Welch of Intel
  • Dachuan Zhang of Microsoft
Alolita Sharma joins the Consortium Board of Directors for the first time. Bob Jung, Greg Welch, and Dachuan Zhang have been re-elected to continue their service as Directors.