Versions of The Unicode Standard (Was: UTF-8 selections under X11: writeup)

From: Joan Aliprand (
Date: Wed Jun 16 1999 - 17:45:14 EDT

Dear Juliusz,

In your paper "Inter-Client Exchange of Unicode Text" you give this

>[UNICODE] The Unicode Standard -- Version 2.0. The Unicode
> Consortium. Addison-Wesley, 1996.

The current version of the Unicode Standard is 2.1.

Version 2.1 added two needed characters: U+20AC EURO SIGN and

Unicode Technical Report # 8 which specifies "The Unicode Standard,
Version 2.1" is available at

So your citation should be to Version 2.1, with an itemization of
its makeup: "The Unicode Standard, Version 2.0" ... supplemented by
"The Unicode Standard, Version 2.1" ...

Versions of the Unicode Standard are described in detail at

Version 3.0 is under development, with publication expected later
this year.

I'm posting this clarification to the "unicode" list rather than
sending it to you directly because there may be other people on the
list who are not yet aware of Version 2.1, or may not have seen the
information about versions on the Unicode Web site.


-- Joan Aliprand
   Member of the Unicode Editorial Committee


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