RE: OpenType update for Unicode 5.2/6.0?

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Oct 12 2010 - 15:39:23 CDT

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    We are in the process of updating the tags to sync with Unicode 6.0. This has to be coordinated with the ISO Open Font Format standard, so may take a little time.


    From: [] On Behalf Of John H. Jenkins
    Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 9:32 AM
    To: Unicode ML
    Subject: Re: OpenType update for Unicode 5.2/6.0?

    You might start with at

    On Oct 11, 2010, at 5:11 AM, Saqqara wrote:

    Given that OpenType is the de-facto standard for fonts, it is disappointing to see the 'Script tag' list for OpenType has not been updated in almost three years. I'm a patient person but the lack of inclusion of new scripts in Unicode 5.2 a year after the fact seems like carelessness. I've elaborated a little further on my jtotobsc blog, see

    My particular interest being ๐“Œƒ๐“‚ง๐“๐“ฏ๐“€๐“ช๐“†Ž๐“…“๐“Š– (mdt-kmt, the Egyptian language in hieroglyphs).

    Any ideas who needs to be prodded to make an update happen? It would also be very useful if HTML5/WOFF could spec Unicode 6.0 or later as a step towards a multiscript web.

    Bob Richmond

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