Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Unicode 13.0 Cover Design Art

 [cover1] The Unicode Consortium is inviting artists and designers to submit cover design proposals for Version 13.0 of The Unicode Standard, scheduled for publications in March 2020.

The selected cover design will appear on the Unicode Standard 13.0 web pages, in the print-on-demand publications, and in associated promotional literature on the Unicode website. The artist whose design is selected for the cover will receive full credit in the colophon of the publication for which the art is used, and wherever else the design appears, and will receive $700. Two selected runner-up artists will receive $150 apiece.

Please see the announcement web page for requirements and more details.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

New Public Review Issues for Unicode Technical Reports

stopwatch image The Unicode Consortium has recently opened several Public Review Issues for proposed updates to Unicode Standard Annexes and other technical reports . The closing date for comments on these open issues is September 30, 2019, for feedback to be reviewed at the UTC meeting.

Highlights include a major proposed update to UTS #51, Unicode Emoji as well as significant updates to UAX #14, Unicode Line Breaking Algorithm, UTS #18, Unicode Regular Expressions, UAX #29, Unicode Text Segmentation, and UAX #38, Unicode Han Database.

Please see the Public Review Issues page for a full list of the items for review and links to the documents.

Over 136,000 characters are available for adoption, to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages.