Unicode Version 9.0 - Complete Text of the Core Specification Published

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Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:11:17 -0700

[cover art]The core specification for Version 9.0 of the Unicode
Standard is now available, containing significant updates and
improvements, including descriptions for six new scripts, 72 new emoji
characters, and 19 symbols for the new 4K TV standard.

In Version 9.0, the standard added precisely 7,500 characters. This
version continues the Unicode Consortium's firm commitment to support
the full diversity of languages around the world by adding support for
lesser-used writing systems of additional languages, including Osage,
Nepal Bhasa, Fulani, and the Bravanese dialect of Swahili. Characters
are also added to support the Warsh orthography for Arabic in West
Africa and for the historic Tangut script of China.

All other components of Unicode 9.0 were released on June 21, 2016 to
allow vendors to update their implementations of Unicode 9.0 as early as
possible. Those 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 9.0. A print-on-demand (POD) version for Unicode 9.0
is planned for later publication, with new cover art created by Gabee Ayres.

For more information, see Unicode 9.0.0


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