PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: Unicode 4.0.1 Released

PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: Unicode 4.0.1 Released

PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: Unicode 4.0.1 Released

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Wed Mar 31 13:54:24 EST 2004


Hi,

Please read the release note for Unicode 4.0.1 closely.

This is the FIRST major revision of the Unihan database
since Unicode 3.2.  Other changes worth noting.

Cheers,
- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrik Fältström [mailto:paf at cisco.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:02 AM
To: ietf-charsets at iana.org
Subject: Fwd: Unicode 4.0.1 Released


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Rick McGowan <rick at unicode.org>
>
> Unicode 4.0.1 has been released! The data files and documentation are
> final and posted on the Unicode site. For details, see the version 
> page for
> Unicode 4.0.1 at:
> 	http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.1/
>
> Unicode 4.0.1 is an update version of the Unicode Standard. It adds no 
> new
> characters. The updated Unicode Character Database files for this 
> version
> are available in the 4.0-Update1 directory:
> 	http://www.unicode.org/Public/4.0-Update1/
>
> For the unchanged files, see Unicode 4.0.0:
> 	http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.0/
>
> The book publication, The Unicode Standard, Version 4.0, together with
> this specification and the online Unicode Standard Annexes and the 
> Unicode
> Character Database, define Version 4.0.1 of the Unicode Standard. The 
> book
> gives the general principles, requirements for conformance, and 
> guidelines
> for implementers, followed by character code charts and names. This 
> book
> can be ordered online. Additional characters, clarifications, and 
> errata
> are covered in this document.
>
> The main new features in Unicode 4.0.1 are the following:
>
> 1. The first significant update of the Unihan Database (Unihan.txt)
> 	since Unicode 3.2.0, including a large number of fixes and
> 	additional data items.
>
> 2. Significant clarifications in four definitions used in conformance.
>
> 3. Unicode Character Database:
> 	* New character properties: STerm and Variation_Selector
> 	* Updated significantly: Terminal_Punctuation, Math,
> 		Script, and Line_Break
> 	* Changed: general category of U+200B ZERO WIDTH SPACE
> 	* Changed: bidi class of several characters
> 	* Added: property value aliases
> 	* Revised: formats in some of the data files
>
> 4. Changes in the recommended loose comparison of Character name 
> values.
>
> 5. Clearer definition of the encoding of Bengali Reph and Ya-phalaa
>




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