Unicode Public Review Issues update

From: Rick McGowan (rick@unicode.org)
Date: Wed Nov 26 2003 - 22:21:36 EST

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    The Unicode Technical Committee has posted new issues for public review
    and comment. Details are on the following web page:


    Review periods for the new items close on dates as early as December 31,
    2003. Please see the page for relevant details, links, and discussion.

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    The following public review issues have changed:

    13 Unicode 4.0.1 Beta
        The beta period for Unicode 4.0.1 is still open, with a new closing
    date of 2003/12/31. The Unicode 4.0.1 data files and the 4.0.1 beta page
    may be updated during the beta period. This beta includes 3 proposed

        Proposed Update UAX #9 Bidirectional Algorithm
        Proposed Update UAX #11 East Asian Width
        Proposed Update to UAX #29 Text Boundaries

    (The purpose of the update to UAX #11 is to clarify the concept of
    Ambiguous width.)


    The following public review issues are new:

    25 Proposed Update UTR #17 Character Encoding Model 2004.01.27

    26 Update properties for Ethiopic and Tamil non-decimal digits
    2003.01.27 Decimal numbers are those using in decimal-radix number
    systems. In particular, the sequence of the ONE character followed by the
    TWO character is interpreted as having the value of twelve. We have gotten
    feedback that this is the not the case for Ethiopic or Tamil. Details are
    on the public issues page.


    The following public review issues were recently closed, following the UTC
    meeting in early November. The resolutions are posted on the Resolved
    Public Review Issues page, at this URL:


    23 Terminal Punctuation Characters
    Resolution: Closed. "Sentence_Terminal" will be changed to "STerm" in the
    UCD, Proplist.txt and PropertyAliases.txt. The change will be implemented
    for Unicode version 4.0.1.

    22 Collation Mechanism for Syllabic Scripts
    Resolution: Closed. The collation mechanism for syllabic scripts will be
    documented in an update to UTS #10.

    21 Changing U+200B Zero Width Space from Zs to Cf
    Resolution: Closed. The general category of U+200B will be changed from Zs
    to Cf in Unicode version 4.0.1.

    15 Changing General Category of Braille Patterns to "Letter Other"
    Resolution: Closed. The UTC decided not to change the general category of
    the Braille characters. However, the Bidi category of the Braille
    characters was changed to be strong left-to-right (L), as a result of this


    The following public review issues were also closed:

    24 Proposed Update UAX #9 Bidirectional Algorithm
    19 Proposed Draft UTR #30 Character Foldings
    18 Draft UTR #23 The Unicode Character Property Model
    17 UTS #18 Unicode Regular Expressions
    16 Update to UAX #29 Text Boundaries

    Details of all the above items can be found on the Resolved Issues page.

            Rick McGowan
            Unicode, Inc.

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