From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 15:46:53 CDT
Leo Broukhis wrote:
> I've tried commenting on the Unicode 5.2 beta using the online form
> but it seems to be a bit bucket.
The online form is a *big* bucket, but not a bit bucket.
As the beta page notes: "The comment period ends August 3, 2009.
All substantive comments must be received by that date
for consideration at the next UTC meeting. ..."
Beta feedback is collected and delivered to the UTC for
consideration. All feedback is reviewed and decisions are
taken and reported on afterwards.
This process is different from what people might expect, in that
it isn't a *mailing list* making consensus decisions, but
rather a committee collecting input, and then considering
If you want to *discuss* issues about the beta on a mailing
list, then by all means, you can come here and discuss them
on the unicode email list. But I just want to set the
expectations correctly -- just because you don't hear back
immediately regarding some input on the beta review submitted
in the online form, don't assume that your feedback is being
ignored. It just has to be collected together for the
August UTC meeting for decision.
> I've noticed two issues:
> 1. The index has not been rebuilt and misses new characters:
> Index-5.2.0d1.txt 16-Sep-2008 14:53 145K
This, by the way, is known and deliberate. Updating the
character index for the standard is a time-intensive
process which is done asynchronously with the rest of
the data file update. The only reason the Index-5.2.0d1.txt
was posted early was to incorporate the small data corruption
noted for a couple of entries in the 5.1.0 Index.txt file.
The addition of new character entries to the index will
appear in due time.
> 2. (Beating my own drum here)
> In http://www.unicode.org/Public/5.2.0/ucd/DerivedCoreProperties-5.2.0d11.txt
> shouldn't U+23E8 be Grapheme_Base # Sm instead of So (as per the proposal)?
Possibly. The UTC will decide.
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