Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0

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Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:47 am

Version 7.0.0 is planned for release in July 2014.

A first glimpse shows over 2800 new characters in the beta version of the 7.0.0 Unicode Character Database files. This includes the new Nordic mark sign, Manat sign, and the ruble sign, but also numerous new Arabic, Coptic, Cyrillic, Greek, Latin (Extended-D), Myanmar, Old Permic, Elbasan, Caucasian, Palmyrene, Nabataean, Old north Arabian, Manichaean, Psalter Pahlavi, Mahajani, Sinhala, Khojki, Khudawadi, Grantha, Tirhuta, Siddham, and many more characters, as well as new Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows.

The official beta information page for Unicode 7.0.0 is located at: http://www.unicode.org/versions/beta-7.0.0.html

If you can't wait to use this new version with FontCreator, then do download these files:
http://www.unicode.org/Public/7.0.0/ucd ... .0.0d2.txt
http://www.unicode.org/Public/7.0.0/ucd ... 0.0d19.txt

And rename them to:
Blocks.txt
UnicodeData.txt

Then place them in this folder:
C:\Users\<yourusername>\AppData\Roaming\FontCreator\Unicode\

Now restart FontCreator to make it use this new version!
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Re: Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0

Post by Alfred » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:15 pm

Thanks, Erwin. I didn't have a Unicode subfolder in my %AppData%\FontCreator folder, but after I created one and put those files into it the new Unicode blocks showed up within the program. :)
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Re: Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:11 pm

Version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard is now available, adding 2,834 new characters. This latest version adds the new currency symbols for the Russian ruble and Azerbaijani manat, approximately 250 emoji (pictographic symbols), many other symbols, and 23 new lesser-used and historic scripts, as well as character additions to many existing scripts. These additions extend support for written languages of North America, China, India, other Asian countries, and Africa. For full details, see:
http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode7.0.0/

Later this week a maintenance release of FontCreator 8 will become available through our website, which contains the latest version of the Unicode Standard.
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Re: Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 7.0

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:56 am

Now that the Unicode Standard 7.0 out out of Beta, I have updated the thread title.

My latest version of Garava includes the full set of Currency Symbols, and a whole lot more Kerning Pairs added with the help of FontCreator 8.0.
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