Thursday, February 3, 2011

Public Review Issue #178: Collation Rules for Non-Latin Scripts in Unicode CLDR

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

Review period for the new item closes on February 28, 2011.

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

PRI #178 Collation Rules for Non-Latin Scripts in Unicode CLDR

In Unicode CLDR 1.9 and earlier versions, the collation order for given languages changes the order of characters within a script, but doesn't change the order of scripts. In Unicode CLDR 2.0 and later versions, there is the capability to customize the collation order by re-ordering one or more scripts with respect to other scripts. The proposal addressed by this Public Review Issue is to change the customized collation order for certain languages in the Unicode CLDR data tables.

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