Unicode Collation Algorithm: 4.0 Update (beta)

From: Rick McGowan (rick@unicode.org)
Date: Fri Aug 15 2003 - 22:27:37 EDT

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    The Unicode Technical Committee would like to announce availability of the
    beta Default Unicode Collation Element Table for UCA 4.0. Feedback is

    The primary goal of this release is to synchronize the repertoire of
    strings for collation (sorting) with the repertoire of Unicode 4.0. For
    future versions of the Unicode Standard that add characters, there will
    also be versions of the UCA tables with synchronized repertoire.

    A small number of additional changes have been made for consistency in
    treatment of new and old characters; however, other changes await working
    with SC22/WG2 so that future versions of ISO 14651 and UCA can be

    The relevant data file is found here:


    Please also look at the corresponding proposed update version of Unicode
    Technical Standard #10, The Unicode Collation Algorithm:


    Due to production difficulties, the beta period for this is quite short;
    comments for this version must be submitted by end of day, August 26, 2003.
    However, comments directed to the next version can be submitted after this
    date. Please submit feedback with the reporting form at:


            Rick McGowan

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