Public Review Issues Update

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Tue Oct 12 2004 - 12:45:59 CST

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


    Briefly the new issues are:

    47 Changes to default collation of Latin in UCA

    In collation, searching, and matching according to the Unicode Collation
    algorithm, the 10 characters Æ, Ǽ, Ǣ, Đ, Ð, Ħ, Ł, Ŀ, Ø, Ǿ (and
    their lowercase forms) currently have primary (base letter) differences
    from the letters A, D, H, L, and O respectively. There is a proposal before
    the UTC to change these to have secondary (accent) differences from AE, D,
    H, L, O, respectively. We would welcome feedback on this issue -- pro or
    con. Arguments for the change are in the background document. We expect to
    add the contrary point of view to that document.

    48 Definition of "Directional Run"

    A definition of "directional run" is proposed for inclusion in UAX #9 The
    Bidirectional Algorithm. The UTC is seeking public feedback on this
    definition. See the background document for details.

    49 Proposed Update UTS #6 A Standard Compression Scheme for Unicode

    This is a proposed update to a previously approved Unicode Technical
    Standard. This standard describes a compression scheme (SCSU) mainly
    intended for use with short to medium length Unicode strings. A number of
    changes and clarifications have been made in the text, and the UTC is
    seeking public feedback on these changes.

    The closing date for comments on these issues is 2004/11/08.

    If you have comments for official UTC consideration, please post them by
    submitting your comments through our feedback & reporting page:

    If you wish to discuss issues on the Unicode mail list, then please
    use the following link to subscribe (if necessary). Please be aware
    that discussion comments on the Unicode mail list are not automatically
    recorded as input to the UTC. You must use the reporting link above
    to generate comments for UTC consideration.

            Rick McGowan
            Unicode, Inc.

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