Thursday, April 15, 2010

[Unicode Announcement] New Public Review Issue: Two New Provisional Properties for Characters in Indic Scripts

The Unicode Technical Committee has posted a new issue for public review
and comment. Details are on the following web page:

Review periods for the new items close on May 3, 2010.

Please see the page for links to discussion and relevant documents.
Briefly, the new issue is:

Issue #168: Two New Provisional Properties for Characters in Indic Scripts

The UTC is considering the addition of two new, enumerated provisional
character properties for Indic scripts: Indic_Syllabic_Category and
Matra_Placement. These are to assist in the analysis and processing of
syllables for various Brahmi-derived scripts, providing classificatory
information that is not easy to extract or derive for all of the Indic
scripts in the standard. Feedback is welcome on the construction of the
proposed properties, the details of the proposed assignment of values
for characters, and on the question of the usefulness of defining such

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