Re: Displaying Plane 1 characters (annotating the code table

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Nov 09 1998 - 16:55:04 EST

Kenneth Whistler wrote:

> Unicode 2.1:
> 6813 Misc. characters


> Unicode 3.0 (prospective, as of November 3, 1998):
> 10554 Misc. characters

From which we may deduce that all of the "Accepted" and "Pending"
characters on
are slated to appear in Unicode 3.0, since they add up to the
requisite number of new non-Han characters (3741).

In summary, this means that Unicode 3.0 should include:

        the Syriac, Thaana, Sinhala, Extended Tibetan, Myanmar,
        Ethiopic, Cherokee, Unified Canadian Syllabics, Ogham,
        Runic, Khmer, Mongolian, Braille, Extended Bopomofo,
        and Yi scripts, plus the 214 KangXi radicals, for a total
        of 38 scripts;

        the 6582 Han characters from Unihan Extension A;

        35 new Latin letters, 6 new modifier letters, 10 new
        combining marks, 5 new Greek letters and symbols,
        16 new Cyrillic letters and marks, 1 new Armenian mark,
        12 new Arabic letters and marks, 8 new punctuation marks,
        2 new currency symbols, 2 new combining marks for
        symbols, 58 new general symbols, 4 new CJK symbols, 1 new
        Hebrew compatibility character, and 3 new specials.

Obviously the above is subject to change.

John Cowan
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