Encoding Theory: April 2008 Archives

What's New in Unicode 5.1?

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Unicode version 5.1 was recently released, and includes some new code blocks as well as new specifications. As with all new versions of Unicode there will be a time lag until the new items can be incorporated into fonts and utilities, but here is a partial list of new items

If you're interested in the new characters, the best place to view them is at http://www.unicode.org/charts/

New Plane 0 Scripts

  • Cham (Cambodia/Vietnam)
  • Kayah Li (Thailand/Myanmar)
  • Lepcha (India)
  • Ol Chiki/Santali (India)
  • Rejang (indonesia)
  • Saurashtra (India)
  • Sundanese (Indonesia)
  • Vai (Liberia)

Script Extensions

These blocks add characters to previously encoded scripts.

  • Cyrillic Extended-A
  • Cyrillic Extended-B
  • Arabic - characters for math, 4 Qu'ranic and multiple characters for different languages
  • Indic - Malayalam, Tamil character sequences, Devanagari chandra a,
    Sanskrit sounds in Gurmukhi, Oriya, Telegu
  • Latin - characters for minority languages and capital German sharp S (rare)
  • Math Symbols
  • Medievalist Punctuation - for research
  • Myanmar Additions

New Plane 1 Ancient Scripts and Miscellaneous Symbols

  • Carian (Anatolia/Turkey)
  • Lycian (Anatolia/Turkey)
  • Lydian (Anatolia/Turkey)
  • Phaistos Disk (Crete)
  • Domino Tile Symbols
  • Mahjong Tile Symbols

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