Two new Public Review Issues posted

Date: Wed Sep 08 2004 - 15:58:03 CDT

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


    Review periods for the new items close on November 8, 2004.

    Briefly, the new issues are:

    44 Bidi Category of Fullwidth Solidus

    Unicode 4.0.1 changes the Bidi Category U+002F SOLIDUS from "ES" to "CS"
    but leaves U+FF0F FULLWIDTH SOLIDUS as category "ES". U+FF0F FULLWIDTH
    SOLIDUS should probably have the same bidi class as its regular sibling.
    The UTC proposes to make this change for Unicode 4.1.

    45 Linebreaking Category of Narrow No-Break Space

    Should the linebreaking category of Narrow No-Break Space (NNBSP, U+202F)
    be changed from WS to CS, in analogy to No-Break Space U+00A0? The reason
    for the change is that in all scripts but Mongolian it acts like ordinary
    NBSP, except for its width. In Mongolian it may be recognized in shaping.

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