From: Rick McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 03 2003 - 18:18:22 CST
The Unicode Technical Committee has posted some new issues for public
review and comment. Details are on the following web page:
Review periods for the new items close on October 27, 2003.
Please see the page for links to discussion and relevant documents.
Briefly, the new issues are:
21 Changing U+200B Zero Width Space from Zs to Cf
There have been persistent problems with usage of the U+200B Zero Width
Space (ZWSP). The function of this character is to allow a line break at
positions where it normally would not be allowed, and is thus functionally
a format character with a general category of Cf.
22 Collation Mechanism for Syllabic Scripts
In UTS #10: Unicode Collation Algorithm, there is discussion of a
mechanism for handling syllabic scripts, notably Korean Hangul. The
alternative mechanism discussed in the above-linked document is proposed
to allow the UCA and tailorings to deal with syllabic collation.
23 Terminal Punctuation Characters
In Unicode 4.0.1, the new property Sentence_Terminal will be added. This
consists of characters that terminate a sentence; in particular, a sentence
(unless quoted) should not span one of these characters based on UAX #29
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