Unicode Version 8.0 - Complete Text of the Core Specification Published

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Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:32:20 -0700

<http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode8.0.0/>The core specification
for Version 8.0 of the Unicode Standard is now available, containing
significant updates and improvements:

    * A rewritten description of casing to account for the addition of a
      set of lowercase Cherokee syllables
    * A substantial revision to the documentation on emoji symbols,
      including descriptions of the new symbol modifiers for
      implementing skin tone diversity
    * An update to New Tai Lue to describe the change of model from
      logical to visual
    * Descriptions for five new scripts and Sutton SignWriting
    * Improvements to existing script descriptions, including Bengali,
      Devanagari, Malayalam, and to the description of tag characters.

In Version 8.0, the standard grew by 7,716 characters. This version
continues the Unicode Consortium's long-standing commitment to support
the full diversity of languages around the world by adding new scripts
and other characters that support additional languages of Africa and
India, such as Ik, Kulango, and Tai Ahom. The text of the latest version
also documents the newly adopted Georgian lari currency symbol.

All other components of Unicode 8.0 were released on June 17, 2015 to
allow vendors to update their implementations of Unicode 8.0 as early as
possible. These components include the Unicode Standard Annexes, code
charts, and the Unicode Character Database. The publication of the core
specification completes the definitive documentation of the Unicode
Standard, Version 8.0. A print-on-demand (POD) version for Unicode 8.0
is planned for later publication.

For more information, see Unicode 8.0.0


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