Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PRI #280: UTR #23, The Unicode Character Property Model

UTR #23, The Unicode Character Property Model, is being updated, to bring it back into synchronization with the latest release of the Unicode Standard. All citations to definitions from the conformance section of the standard have been corrected, and references to the standard have been updated from Version 5.0 to Version 7.0.

Reviewers of the proposed update of this document are invited to check the rest of the content and to make suggestions for improvement of the text.

The closing date for this issue is October 20, 2014. For information about how to discuss this Public Review Issue and how to supply formal feedback, please see the feedback and discussion instructions on the PRI page.

PRI #279: Proposed Update UAX #9, Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm

The proposed update for Unicode 8.0 addresses three issues where the bidirectional algorithm, as written, did not produce the intended results in certain specific cases. Details and justification for the proposed changes to the specification are in a background document accessible from the PRI page.

The closing date for this issue is October 20, 2014. For information about how to discuss this issue and how to supply formal feedback, please see the feedback and discussion instructions on the PRI page.

The Public Review Issues index page is: http://www.unicode.org/review/

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Publication Schedule for The Unicode Standard

The Unicode Consortium has changed its publication schedule for versions of the Unicode Standard. Starting with the recent Version 7.0, a new major version of the Unicode Standard will be published each year in June.

This new schedule provides reliability and predictability for all software using Unicode. Implementers can now plan well ahead for the appearance of each new version.

Look for Unicode 8.0 in June of 2015.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Proposed Update UTR #50, Unicode Vertical Text Layout

UTR #50, Unicode Vertical Text Layout, is being reissued with minor updates to the text and with a set of data updated to the character repertoire of Unicode Version 7.0. For details on the proposed changes in the data, please refer to the Modifications section in the UTR.

For information about how to discuss this Public Review Issue and how to supply formal feedback, please see the review page http://www.unicode.org/review/pri278/.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Reconciling Script and Script_Extensions Character Properties

The Unicode Technical Committee would like to eliminate some ambiguity in the assignment of the character properties Script and Script_Extensions and is seeking input from developers.

There are currently a small number of characters whose Script value is explicit (neither Common nor Inherited) and whose Script_Extensions value set has more than one value (a “diverse” value set). These characters are not typical; most characters with a diverse Script_Extensions value set have a Script value of either Common or Inherited. Possible policies and solutions are discussed and outlined in the proposal:

PRI #277 Reconciling Script and Script_Extensions Character Properties