Unicode Version 7.0 - Complete Text of the Core Specification Published

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Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:21:37 -0700

Mountain View, CA, October 8, 2014 - The Unicode® Consortium announces
the publication of the core specification for Unicode 7.0. The Version
7.0 core specification contains significant changes:

    * Major reorganization of the chapters and overall layout
    * New page size tailored for easy viewing on e-readers and other
      mobile devices
    * Addition of twenty-two new scripts and a shorthand writing system
    * Alignment with updates to the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm

In Version 7.0, the standard grew by 2,834 characters. This version
continues the Unicode Consortium's long-term commitment to support the
full diversity of languages around the world with its newly encoded
scripts and other additional characters. The text of the latest version
documents two newly adopted currency symbols: the manat, used in
Azerbaijan, and the ruble, used in Russia and other countries. It also
includes information about newly added pictographic symbols, geometric
symbols, arrows and ornaments.

This version of the Standard brings technical improvements to support
implementers, including further clarification of the case pair stability
policy, and a new stability policy for Numeric_Type.

All other components of Unicode 7.0 were released on June 16, 2014: the
Unicode Standard Annexes, code charts, and the Unicode Character
Database, to allow vendors to update their implementations of Unicode
7.0 as early as possible. The release of the core specification
completes the definitive documentation of the Unicode Standard, Version 7.0.

For more information on all of /The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0/, see


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