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389 Unicode 12.0.0 Beta Closing Date: 2019.01.07
Status: Closed
Originator: UTC
Informal Discussion: Unicode Mail List (Join)
Formal Feedback: Contact Form
Resolution: The beta review has been closed. Feedback has been reviewed by the UTC, and Unicode 12.0 will be released in March, 2019.

Description of Issue:

The next version of the Unicode Standard will be Version 12.0.0. The beta information page for Unicode 12.0.0 is located at:


This version is planned for release in March 2019. A beta version of the 12.0.0 Unicode Character Database files is also available for public comment. We strongly encourage implementers to download these files and test them with their programs, well before the end of the beta period, January 7, 2019. These files are located in:


For detailed information and guidance on how to focus your review, see the section Notable Issues for Beta Reviewers on the beta page.

The Unicode Collation Algorithm (UCA) will be released in parallel with Unicode 12.0.0, and a beta version of the UCA data is available at http://www.unicode.org/Public/UCA/12.0.0/. See also PRI #385.

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