Unicode Version 6.0 - Complete Text of Core Specification Published

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Date: Thu Feb 17 2011 - 14:00:56 CST

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    Mountain View, CA, February 17, 2011 - The Unicode® Consortium is pleased to
    announce the publication of the final text of the core specification for
    Unicode 6.0. The Unicode 6.0 core specification includes information on
    scripts newly encoded in Unicode 6.0, as well as many updates and
    clarifications to other sections of the text. The release of the core
    specification completes the definitive documentation of the Unicode
    Standard, Version 6.0

    In Version 6.0, the standard grew by 2,088 characters. Over 1,000 of these
    characters are symbols used for text exchange on mobile phones. The Unicode
    Standard now also includes the recently created official symbol for the
    Indian rupee. After computers and mobile phones update to Version 6.0, the
    rupee sign will be available for use like the $ or € now.

    In addition, this version adds many CJK Unified Ideographs in common use in
    China, Taiwan, and Japan,as well as characters for African language support,
    including extensions to the Tifinagh, Ethiopic,and Bamum scripts. Three
    scripts are supported for the first time: Mandaic, Batak, and Brahmi.

    In October of 2010, the other portions of Unicode 6.0 were released: the
    Unicode Standard Annexes, code charts, and the Unicode Character Database.
    This allowed vendors to update their implementations of Unicode 6.0 as
    quickly as possible.

    For more information on all of The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0, see

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