New Public Review Issues

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 15:44:03 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 August 9, 2005.

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

    72 Stability of the Bidi Mirrored Property

    In a bidirectional context, the images of many characters need to be
    oriented depending on the writing direction of the text in which they
    occur. The Bidi Mirrored property defines this behavior, but the model it
    implements has a few inconsistencies. Ideally, these would be corrected,
    but doing so will destabilize all documents containing the affected
    characters. A stability policy would freeze future changes, but should one
    last round of improvements be carried out? Your input on the range of
    possible actions is solicited, whether you are a language expert, user. or

    73 Representative Glyphs for Arabic Characters U+06DF, U+06E0, and U+06E1

    The representative glyphs for several Arabic characters used to annotate
    the Koran have been reported as being possibly incorrect. The UTC has
    tentatively decided to revise them as explained in the accompanying
    document. The UTC invites anyone knowledgeable in their use to provide
    additional information or recommendations.

    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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