More of The Unicode Standard, Version 4.0 available online

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 15:45:57 EDT

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    For those of you who haven't visited the Unicode 4.0 page

    note that our hard-working editor (Julie Allen) has now
    made more preliminary chapters available as pdf files,
    with links from that page.

    As of today, preliminary versions of the following chapters
    and front- or backmatter are available:

    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: General Structure
    Chapter 3: Conformance
    Chapter 9: South Asian Scripts
    Appendix D: Changes from Unicode Version 3.0

    If you have questions about the general content of Unicode 4.0,
    reading through Chapters 1-3 is your best current source of

    Chapter 9 is posted because there have been a lot of issues
    discussed here regarding Indic scripts, and rather substantive
    changes have been to the script descriptions of all of
    the Indic scripts, for those of you who are eager to
    check the details.

    Appendix D summarizes all the changes from Unicode 3.0
    (in steps: 3.0 --> 3.1 --> 3.2 --> 4.0).

    And the Glossary has been updated to match all the terminological
    changes and extensions for Unicode 4.0. For the moment, until
    the editors can find the opportunity to completely update the online
    glossary page (, the pdf of
    the book's Glossary chapter is your better source for up-to-date
    Unicode terminology.

    All of these chapters are *preliminary*, subject to further
    small textual changes (and cosmetic fixes such as
    rearrangement of figures on the page, and what not) during
    copy edit, but the substantive content is fixed.


    P.S. Please don't report glyph errors in Figure 1-2; this
    is a known problem we are working on.

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