Mountain View, CA, April 23, 2012 - The Unicode® Consortium is pleased to announce the publication of the final text of the core specification for Unicode 6.1. The Unicode 6.1 core specification documents newly encoded scripts, certain conformance clarifications, and other updates and improvements to the text. In Version 6.1, the standard grew by 732 characters.
Version 6.1 of the Unicode Standard continues the Unicode Consortium's
long-term commitment to support the full diversity of languages around the
world. This latest version adds characters to support additional languages
of China, other Asian countries, and Africa. It also addresses educational
needs in the Arabic-speaking world.
This version of the Standard brings technical improvements to support
implementers, particularly with improvements to property values and their
aliases that enable easier programmatic use. Other improvements include
line-breaking behavior of Hebrew and Japanese text and segmentation behavior
of Thai, Lao, and other similar languages.
In January 2012, the other portions of Unicode 6.1 were released: the
Unicode Standard Annexes, code charts, and the Unicode Character Database,
to allow vendors to update their implementations of Unicode 6.1 as quickly
as possible. The release of the core specification completes the definitive
documentation of the Unicode Standard, Version 6.1.
For more information on all of The Unicode Standard, Version 6.1, see