The Unicode Standard, Version 11.0

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Erwin Denissen
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The Unicode Standard, Version 11.0

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:49 am

Version 11.0 of the Unicode Standard is now available. It comes with 684 new characters, so Unicode now includes 137,374 characters. These additions include seven new scripts, for a total of 146 scripts, as well as 145 new emoji.

The new scripts and characters in Version 11.0 add support for lesser-used languages and unique written requirements worldwide, including:
  • Georgian Mtavruli capital letters, newly added to support modern casing practices
  • Hanifi Rohingya, used to write the modern Rohingya language in Southeast Asia
  • Medefaidrin, used for modern liturgical purposes in Africa
  • Mazahua, a Mesoamerican language recognized by law in Mexico
  • Mayan numerals used in printed materials in Central America
  • Historic Sanskrit, Gurmukhi, and the Buryats
  • Five urgently needed CJK unified ideographs: three for chemical names and two for Japan's government administration
Version 11.0 also includes other improvements for emoji handling:
  • A mechanism to request the glyph direction for emoji
  • Descriptions of the four new emoji hair components
  • Descriptions of gender neutral emoji
  • Simplified statements of emoji-related rules for grapheme cluster boundaries and for word boundaries. ... n-110.html
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Re: The Unicode Standard, Version 11.0

Post by MBear227 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:30 pm

Can I have updated versions of the FC data files for Unicode 11.0?

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Re: The Unicode Standard, Version 11.0

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:52 pm

My FontsReviews: MainTypeFont CreatorHelpFC11.5 Pro + MT8.0 @ Win10 1803

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