From: Rick McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 26 2003 - 22:21:36 EST
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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submitting your comments through our feedback & reporting page:
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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
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.
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