Comments on Public Review Issues
(January 28 - April 30, 2015)

The sections below contain links to permanent feedback documents for the open Public Review Issues as well as other public feedback as of April 30, 2015, since the previous cumulative document was issued prior to UTC #142 (February 2015). Grayed-out items in the Table of Contents do not have feedback here.


The links below go directly to open PRIs and to feedback documents for them, as of April 30, 2015. Gray rows have no feedback to date. Those sections marked NEW have new/unreviewed feedback since the February 2015 meeting.

IssueNameFeedback Link
298 Proposed Update UAX #15, Unicode Normalization Forms (feedback
297 Unicode 8.0.0 Beta (feedbackNEW
296 Proposed Update UAX #42, Unicode Character Database in XML (feedback
295 Feedback on repertoire for ISO/IEC 10646:2014 (4th Edition, Amendment 2) (feedbackNEW
294 Emoji Glyph and Annotation Recommendations (feedbackNEW
293 Draft UTR #51, Unicode Emoji (feedbackNEW
292 Proposed Update UTS #39, Unicode Security Mechanisms (feedbackNEW
291 Proposed Update UTS #46, Unicode IDNA Compatibility Processing (feedback
290 Proposed Update UAX #29, Unicode Text Segmentation (feedback) NEW
289 Proposed Update UAX #38, Unicode Han Database (Unihan) (feedback
288 Proposed Update UAX #41, Common References for Unicode Standard Annexes (feedback)
287 Proposed Update UAX #24, Unicode Script Property (feedback) NEW
285 Proposed Update UTS #10, Unicode Collation Algorithm (feedback) NEW
284 Proposed Update UAX #44, Unicode Character Database (feedback)
283 Proposed Update UAX #14, Unicode Line Breaking Algorithm (feedback) NEW
282 Proposed Update UAX #31, Unicode Identifier and Pattern Syntax (feedback) NEW
280 Proposed Update UTR #23, The Unicode Character Property Model (feedback) 
279 Proposed Update UAX #9, Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm (feedback)

The links below go to locations in this document for feedback.

Feedback on Encoding Proposals
Feedback on UTRs / UAXes
Error Reports
Other Reports


Feedback on Encoding Proposals

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Feedback on UTRs / UAXes

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Error Reports

Date/Time: Fri Feb 27 20:29:31 CST 2015
Name: Roozbeh Pournader
Report Type: Error Report
Opt Subject: Tamil colon visarga missing from Unicode

Apparently a two-dot visarga is attested in Tamil, but the Tamil visarga 0B83
ஃ (aka. aytham) is quite different, as it's only historically a visarga.

Examples of the two-dot visarga be seen on page 7 of L2/10-256R
(http://www.unicode.org/L2/L2010/10256r-extended-tamil.pdf) and pages 2 and 3
of L2/10-407 (http://www.unicode.org/L2/L2010/10407-ext-tamil-follow2.pdf)

The UTC should decide what character to recommend to use for the two-dot
visarga in Tamil text.

I can basically see two ways forward:

1. Suggest that someone write a proposal for the character.

2. Recommend that we use an existing character, such as U+0903 DEVANAGARI SIGN
VISARGA or U+11303 GRANTHA SIGN VISARGA for the purpose, and officially add a
ScriptExtensions property of Tamil to the character.

Some user communities seem to have decided to use U+A789 MODIFIER LETTER COLON
for this, which appears quite incorrect to me (according to the names list,
it's for "Budu (Congo), Sabaot (Kenya), and several Papua New Guinea
languages"). See e.g. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=843331

Other Reports

(No feedback at this time in this section.)