From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 21 2003 - 15:45:57 EDT
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 (http://www.unicode.org/glossary/), the pdf of
the book's Glossary chapter is your better source for up-to-date
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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