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Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 8.0

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:06 pm
by Erwin Denissen
Unicode version 8 has been silently released and FontCreator 9 already supports it!

More information will follow as soon as Unicode announces the new version.

Re: Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 8.0

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:13 am
by Erwin Denissen
Unicode, Inc. just announced the new version:

Version 8.0 of the Unicode Standard is now available. It includes 41 new emoji characters (including five modifiers for diversity), 5,771 new ideographs for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, the new Georgian lari currency symbol, and 86 lowercase Cherokee syllables. It also adds letters to existing scripts to support Arwi (the Tamil language written in the Arabic script), the Ik language in Uganda, Kulango in the Côte d’Ivoire, and other languages of Africa. In total, this version adds 7,716 new characters and six new scripts.

The Unicode website now supplies charts of emoji characters, showing vendor variations and providing other useful information.

This document describes how the new skin-tone modifiers work.

More information here: ... on-80.html