Re: Unicode Core

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Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 02:52:09 -0700

From: Michael Everson <>
> On 21 Jun 2012, at 09:47, Raymond Mercier wrote:
> > While I am very glad to have this, I really do wonder why there was not a
> full publication of Unicode 6 or 6.1 from the corporation itself, with all the > charts, as we have had with Unicode 1 to 5. Surely there is a market for this ?
> Perhaps less than us character mavens would imagine. Books don't publish
> themselves, and publishing takes resources of various kinds.
> But I understand that the Powers That Be are looking into the matter.
> Michael Everson *

Not to mention, it would be freaking HUGE! The Core specification is published at 600+ pages, code charts are another 2000+, and all the UAXs, Radical-Stroke indices, etc would push it to well over 3k pages. Even if you didn't list CJK code charts, you are still looking at a good 1500-2000 pages. Not that I don't have a vested interest in getting this to happen for future versions, but publishing Unicode in its entirety is an undertaking getting orders of magnitude more difficult to accomplish each year.

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