Public Review Issues
From time to time the Unicode Consortium seeks wide public review and
feedback for certain proposed actions. The purpose of the review is to elicit
better information on the practical impact of such proposals on users or
implementers as well as broaden the review of technical details. Any feedback
on Public Review Issues will be used in the deliberations of the relevant
Unicode Consortium technical committee or the IVD Registrar. Each Public Review Issue has a number,
title, and a deadline for receipt of comments. The originator of
each Public Review Issue is also indicated, to help reviewers in directing their feedback. The link on the title points to
a description of the issue, which may also include other background documents.
Public Review Issues are often targeted at the next version of
a particular specification, such as the Unicode Standard. Where
the specification is issued by the
Unicode Technical Committee, the closing date is set
to one week before the next quarterly UTC meeting so that any
feedback can be reviewed in the meeting. When the specification
is due for release only after further UTC meetings, the closing date
is typically extended to each subsequent meeting to allow for
Announcements about Public Review Issues are published in the
Unicode Blog. Users who wish
to be informed about new Public Review Issues can subscribe to the RSS feed
of the blog.
Organizations and interested individuals are invited to submit public
review comments on these issues. When submitting formal feedback, be sure to indicate the number and title of the issue you
are providing feedback for, and try to be as explicit as possible in your
Issues may be discussed on the
Unicode Mail List.
See the individual PRI pages for information about how to provide
formal feedback on a particular issue.
The response you receive on your feedback depends on the
type of issue and the committee responsible for that issue.
The table below gives particulars on when you can expect responses and
Online contact form
||Feedback intended for consideration at a future Unicode Technical
Committee meeting must be submitted at least one week before the start
of that meeting. Meetings are held quarterly and
the schedule is posted on the
Calendar of Events. Feedback is screened by a staff member and
acknowledged immediately, within 2-3 business days of submission.
Final response and disposition of PRI feedback is made after committee
deliberations, usually within two to three weeks after the closing date of
the PRI. Note that all formal feedback received on a PRI through the online
contact form will be publicly
accessible and linked from the PRI documentation page.
Unicode CLDR ticket
||Formal feedback is reviewed weekly as part of the
process. Responses are handled through the bug-tracking system using
the contact information you provide.
Online contact form
||Formal feedback must be submitted during the period while the PRI is open.
The IVD registrar reviews feedback periodically and individual responses
are usually sent within 2-3 weeks after the review period ends.
You may also wish to join the
Unicode mail list,
where open discussion of all issues related to the
Unicode Standard is held, or the
CLDR users discussion list, where
open discussion of CLDR issues is held. Please note that informal discussion on the email lists
is not automatically recorded as formal feedback on Public Review Issues. Please use
the appropriate online contact form or bug reporting form, as indicated above.
Public Review Issues are different from public resolutions of the Unicode
Consortium on external issues of particular public importance to the
computing industry. Such resolutions are documented as
Consortium Public Positions.
Note: For constraints on proposed changes, see the