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Unicode Version 9.0 - Complete Text of the Core SpecificationPublished

July 20, 2016 00:53
Unicode Version 9.0 - Complete Text of the Core SpecificationPublished
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[cover art]The core specification for Version 9.0 of the Unicode 
Standard is now available, containing significant updates and 
improvements, including descriptions for six new scripts, 72 new emoji 
characters, and 19 symbols for the new 4K TV standard.

In Version 9.0, the standard added precisely 7,500 characters. This 
version continues the Unicode Consortium’s firm commitment to support 
the full diversity of languages around the world by adding support for 
lesser-used writing systems of additional languages, including Osage, 
Nepal Bhasa, Fulani, and the Bravanese dialect of Swahili. Characters 
are also added to support the Warsh orthography for Arabic in West 
Africa and for the historic Tangut script of China.

All other components of Unicode 9.0 were released on June 21, 2016 to 
allow vendors to update their implementations of Unicode 9.0 as early as 
possible. Those components include the Unicode Standard Annexes, code 
charts, and the Unicode Character Database. The publication of the core 
specification completes the definitive documentation of the Unicode 
Standard, Version 9.0. A print-on-demand (POD) version for Unicode 9.0 
is planned for later publication, with new cover art created by Gabee Ayres.

For more information, see Unicode 9.0.0 
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