Monday, October 28, 2013

Proposed Updates for UTR #36 and UTS #39 now open for review

The Unicode Technical Committee has posted two new issues for public review and comment.

PRI #257, Proposed Update UTR #36, Unicode Security Considerations
PRI #258, Proposed Update UTR #39, Unicode Security Mechanisms

The data for Unicode Technical Standard #39, Unicode Security Mechanisms, has been updated for Unicode 6.3, and there are some important additional changes to the recommended characters for identifiers. There is a new Restriction Level defined in UTS #39, and textual clarifications and fixes to both UTS #39 and UTR #36.

Unicode Technical Report #36, Unicode Security Considerations, is being updated in conjunction with the update of UTS #39 for Unicode 6.3.

As part of this public review, the UTC is soliciting information about links to relevant articles and blog posts which have a bearing on Unicode-related security issues.

Review periods for the new items close on January 27, 2014.