This page documents The Unicode Standard, Version 3.0, which is obsolete.
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The Online Edition of
The Unicode Standard,
This is the online edition of The Unicode Standard, Version
3.0 (ISBN 0-201-61633-5). It consists of PDF files, an online
glossary, links to the charts, technical reports, and other files
listed in the left-hand column. The
Acrobat Reader software for reading PDFs can be downloaded for
free from the Adobe Systems web site.
Purpose of the Online Edition
The files provide online access to The Unicode Standard,
Version 3.0. In a few cases, the material has been slightly
modified for the online edition. The online edition is not
meant as a substitute for the printed book. The Consortium strongly
discourages using the PDF and other files in an attempt to create a
printed copy of book. Printing from the PDF files has been disabled.
Normative references to the Unicode Standard, Version 3.0 should use
the printed edition.
How to Find Information in the Online Edition
If you have a term which is in the index, you can find that term
by searching in the General Index,
which is part of the Back Matter. Once a term is found in the index,
clicking on the term in your browser should take you to that page of
the standard. This works for most script names and general concepts.
For detailed information, load the appropriate chapter and use the
"Find" command in the Adobe Acrobat Reader to search for words or
Later Versions of the Standard
Unicode 3.0 has been and will be updated by later versions the
standard. These updates do not replace the bulk of the existing
material of Unicode 3.0, but they may add characters, correct or
extend the character properties in the Unicode Character Database or
have a significance for the interpretation of some aspects of the
For a formal description of what constitutes Version 3.0.0, as
well as information about updates and minor revisions, see
Versions of the Unicode Standard.
For more information about the Unicode Standard and how to use it
see the overview page.
This online edition is simply a snapshot in time of the original
Unicode 3.0, except where noted below. In particular, the PDF files
have not been modified to reflect the corrections found on the
Updates and Errata page.
The online code charts may contain characters added after the
publication of the Unicode Standard, Version 3.0. To find out
whether a particular character was part of Version 3.0, please
consult either the printed edition of The Unicode Standard,
Version 3.0 or
version 3.0.0 of the Unicode Character Database.
The links to the material from the CD-ROM and Online Glossary on
this page consist of the most current versions.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be
reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form
or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or
otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher or
Unicode, Inc. The book files may not be mirrored on any internal or
external web site. Users are prohibited from making local copies of
any of the book files.
The principal authors and editors of The Unicode Standard,
Version 3.0 are Joan Aliprand, Julie Allen, Joe Becker, Mark
Davis, Michael Everson, Asmus Freytag, John Jenkins, Mike Ksar, Rick
McGowan, Lisa Moore, Michel Suignard, and Ken Whistler.