New Public Review Issue posted

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Date: Tue Jul 13 2004 - 16:35:54 CDT

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    The officers of the Unicode Consortium have posted a new issue for public
    review and comment. Details are on the following web page:


    Review period for the new item closes on August 3, 2004.

    Please see the page for links to discussion and relevant documents.
    Briefly, the new issue is:

    37 Clarification of the Use of Zero Width Joiner in Indic Scripts

    There are some inconsistencies in the use of ZERO WIDTH JOINER (ZWJ)
    in a number of Indic scripts which are outlined in the accompanying review
    document. This proposal intends to rectify these problems, clarifying
    how the ZERO WIDTH JOINER is to be applied in scripts, and consolidating
    common mechanisms for equivalent problems that exist in several scripts.
    The scope for what is proposed covers Devanagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi,
    Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

    The question for reviewers is: Should the UTC adopt a model in which
    ZWJ precedes Virama, as proposed in section 7 of the review document?

    If you have comments for official UTC consideration, please post them by
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            Rick McGowan
            Unicode, Inc.

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