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From:
Karl Williamson
Date:
March 10, 2017 19:34
Subject:
Unicode 10.0 Beta Review
Message ID:
8793bb96-e97d-1820-cb15-a230b468d2a4@khwilliamson.com
U10 beta imageThe Unicode Standard is the foundation for all modern 
software and communications around the world, including all modern 
operating systems, browsers, laptops, and smart phones—plus the Internet 
and Web (URLs, HTML, XML, CSS, JSON, etc.). The Unicode Standard, its 
associated standards, and data form the foundation for CLDR and ICU 
releases. Thus it is important to ensure a smooth transition to each new 
version of the standard.

Unicode 10.0 includes a number of changes. Some of the Unicode Standard 
Annexes have modifications for Unicode 10.0, often in coordination with 
changes to character properties. In particular, there are changes to UAX 
#14, Unicode Line Breaking Algorithm, UAX #29, Unicode Text 
Segmentation, and UAX #31, Unicode Identifier and Pattern Syntax. In 
addition, UAX #50, Unicode Vertical Text Layout, has been newly 
incorporated as a part of the standard. Four new scripts have been added 
in Unicode 10.0, including Nüshu. There are also 56 additional emoji 
characters, a major new extension of CJK ideographs, and 285 hentaigana, 
important historic variants for Hiragana syllables.

Please review the documentation, adjust your code, test the data files, 
and report errors and other issues to the Unicode Consortium by May 1, 
2017. Feedback instructions are on the beta page.

See http://unicode.org/versions/beta-10.0.0.html for more information 
about testing the 10.0.0 beta.

See http://unicode.org/versions/Unicode10.0.0/ for the current draft 
summary of Unicode 10.0.0.


      About the Unicode Consortium

The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization founded to develop, 
extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard and related globalization 
standards.

The membership of the consortium represents a broad spectrum of 
corporations and organizations, many in the computer and information 
processing industry. Members include: Adobe, Apple, EmojiXpress, 
Facebook, Google, Government of Bangladesh, Government of India, Huawei, 
IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Netflix, Sultanate of Oman MARA, 
Oracle, Rajya Marathi Vikas Sanstha, SAP, Symantec, Tamil Virtual 
University, The University of California (Berkeley), plus well over a 
hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual members. For a complete 
member list go to http://www.unicode.org/consortium/members.html.

http://blog.unicode.org/2017/03/unicode-100-beta-review.html


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