Unicode Aficionados and Hangers-on,
The official Unicode 3.0 beta period is now at a close.
All known fixes for the data files reported since the last
beta refresh have been rolled into the files for one last
update in the beta directory.
The following Unicode Technical Reports have also been
UTR #15: Unicode Normalization Forms
UTR #11: East Asian Character Width
UTR #13: Unicode Newline Guidelines
UTR #09: The Bidirectional Algorithm
Updates for the following Unicode Technical Reports are due
UTR #14: Line Breaking Properties
UTR #10: Unicode Collation Algorithm
A little more editorial work may be done on these Unicode Technical
Reports (particularly for UTR #14) before the final versions are
frozen for inclusion with the CDROM for Unicode 3.0, but the long
process of finishing off the editorial corrections is nearly at
Mark Davis will be circulating a ballot to the UTC shortly, to
confirm in detail any normative changes to data files or TR's that
have resulted from the beta period. Once confirmation is in hand,
the Version 3.0 data files will "go live" in the UNIDATA directory.
Until then, all the Version 3.0 data files will continue to be
available in the 3.0-Update directory, with their "beta" suffixes
This should be the last change to the Version 3.0 data files (unless
someone reports an absolute showstopper, such as a truncated file
in the ftp directory or the like). From here on out, we are starting
to collect items for Unicode 4.0!
Summary of Beta File Updates in the 3.0-Update Directory
All of the following files have been updated today. If you
implementation depends on any of these files, make sure you refresh
your local copies from ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/3.0-Update/
PropList-3.0.0.beta.txt <== newly added. Not available before.
This overall description of the Unicode Character Database data files
has been updated, with better information about the informative versus
normative status of the various data files.
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