Date: Thu Feb 17 2011 - 14:00:56 CST
Mountain View, CA, February 17, 2011 - The UnicodeÂ® 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 â‚¬ 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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