ELIZABETH J PYATT: February 2012 Archives

Unicode 6.1 Additions

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The Unicode standard was just updated to version 6.1, and that means new blocks and characters.

New Blocks

Blocks added included Miao (script developed for Hmong/Miao languages), Merotic Heiroglyphic & Merotic Cursive (adaptation of Egyptian heirogphys from ancient Meroë in what is now Northern Sudan) and multiple scripts from India (Sora Sompeng, Chakma, Sharada, Takri).

Two new blocks for the Arabic script were also added - Arabic Mathematical Symbols and Arabic Extended -A. Extensions for the Sundanese and Meetei Mayak scripts were also added.

New Characters

The Unicode Consortium has an index of which new characters have been added to different scripts.

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