RE: OpenType update for Unicode 5.2/6.0?

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Oct 12 2010 - 23:55:53 CDT

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    I canโ€™t comment on when limitations in MLang will be addressed; I can only say that we are aware of them.

    Can you clarify what you think is missing from Character Map?


    From: Ngwe Tun []
    Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:39 PM
    To: Peter Constable
    Cc: John H. Jenkins; Unicode ML
    Subject: Re: OpenType update for Unicode 5.2/6.0?

    Dear Peter Costable,

    it might be off-topic, When Microsoft will fix MLang bugs for Myanmar?

    Burmese Font Developer, We are making fonts without Microsoft OpenType font specifiction for Myanmar. Can we have any of specification for OpenType in Unicode 6.0. Again, another disappointing case is Character Map in Windows 7 didn't update yet for Myanmar Changes in Unicode 5.1


    Ngwe Tun.

    On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 3:39 AM, Peter Constable <<>> wrote:
    We are in the process of updating the tags to sync with Unicode 6.0. This has to be coordinated with the ISO Open Font Format standard, so may take a little time.


    From:<> [<>] On Behalf Of John H. Jenkins
    Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 9:32 AM
    To: Unicode ML
    Subject: Re: OpenType update for Unicode 5.2/6.0?

    You might start with at

    On Oct 11, 2010, at 5:11 AM, Saqqara wrote:

    Given that OpenType is the de-facto standard for fonts, it is disappointing to see the 'Script tag' list for OpenType has not been updated in almost three years. I'm a patient person but the lack of inclusion of new scripts in Unicode 5.2 a year after the fact seems like carelessness. I've elaborated a little further on my jtotobsc blog, see

    My particular interest being ๐“Œƒ๐“‚ง๐“๐“ฏ๐“€๐“ช๐“†Ž๐“…“๐“Š– (mdt-kmt, the Egyptian language in hieroglyphs).

    Any ideas who needs to be prodded to make an update happen? It would also be very useful if HTML5/WOFF could spec Unicode 6.0 or later as a step towards a multiscript web.

    Bob Richmond

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