Re: [Unicode Announcement] New Public Review Issue: Two New Provisional Properties for Characters in Indic Scripts

From: Charlie Ruland ☘ (
Date: Thu Apr 15 2010 - 16:10:39 CDT

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    On issue #167 (Ideographic Variation
    Database Submission) now has a link to the newly-added issue #168 (Two
    New Provisional Properties for Characters in Indic Scripts).
    Charlie ☘

    — — — announcements wrote: — — —
    > The Unicode Technical Committee has posted a new issue for public
    > review and comment. Details are on the following web page:
    > Review periods for the new items close on May 3, 2010.
    > Please see the page for links to discussion and relevant documents.
    > Briefly, the new issue is:
    > Issue #168: Two New Provisional Properties for Characters in Indic
    > Scripts
    > The UTC is considering the addition of two new, enumerated provisional
    > character properties for Indic scripts: Indic_Syllabic_Category and
    > Matra_Placement. These are to assist in the analysis and processing of
    > syllables for various Brahmi-derived scripts, providing classificatory
    > information that is not easy to extract or derive for all of the Indic
    > scripts in the standard. Feedback is welcome on the construction of
    > the proposed properties, the details of the proposed assignment of
    > values for characters, and on the question of the usefulness of
    > defining such properties.
    > If you have comments for official UTC consideration, please post them
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