Friday, January 16, 2015

Unicode 7.0 Paperback Available

The Unicode 7.0 core specification is now available in paperback book form.

Responding to requests, 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 7.0 of the Unicode Standard.

The form-factor in this edition has been changed from US letter to 6×9 inch US trade paperback size, making the two volumes more compact than previous versions. The two volumes may be purchased separately or together. The cost for the pair is US$16.24, plus postage and applicable taxes. Please visit to order.

Note that these volumes do not include the Version 7.0 code charts, nor do they include the Version 7.0 Standard Annexes and Unicode Character Database, all of which are available only on the Unicode website,

Purchase The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0 - Core Specification.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Unicode Text Segmentation Proposed Update for 8.0

UAX #29, Unicode Text Segmentation, will be updated for Unicode 8.0. The proposed update is now available for general public review and comment.

There are several minor modifications to the Grapheme_Cluster_Break property which affect the determination of grapheme cluster boundaries for some Southeast Asian scripts.

To supply feedback on this UAX, please see and the information page about Public Review Issues.