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The Unicode Standard, Version 12.1

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:11 am
by Erwin Denissen
This version adds a single important character, the square ligature for the name of the new Japanese era, Reiwa (令和), for a total of 137,929 characters.

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New Character:
$32FF (SQUARE ERA NAME REIWA)

This new character in Version 12.1 adds critical support for those Japanese implementations that depend on the ligature form of Japanese era names when presenting calendar information. The Unicode Consortium and its members are pleased to add support for this important new character with a timely release of Unicode Version 12.1, shortly after the selection of the name was finalized by the Japanese government.

Blog Post:
http://blog.unicode.org/2019/05/unicode-12-1-en.html