Re: Preliminary charts for Unicode 3.2 draft

From: David Starner (
Date: Thu Oct 19 2000 - 18:53:53 EDT

On Thu, Oct 19, 2000 at 02:19:07PM -0800, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> David Starner asked:
> > Where do we find the information on how to use these characters?
> First of all, everyone should take a deep breath and read the caveats
> carefully. The characters listed in these charts are not yet standardized.

True. But the caveat says it's for "implementors and font vendors to prepare",
and as both of those in my spare time (the GNU Unifont and Ngeadal projects),
I need more information to make use of this, like which of the new scripts
need complex shaping and what the new control characters do.

> The current plan is that Unicode 3.2 will be published as a Unicode
> Standard Annex (a type of Unicode Technical Report) -- probably about
> a year (or optimistically 8-9 months) after we publish Unicode 3.1
> as a Unicode Standard Annex (next spring). Information about the new
> characters will be included in that Unicode Standard Annex.

Okay, that had me confused. I had inferred (incorrectly, as it turns
out) that 3.2 was the successor to 3.0.1. Can we find the corresponding
charts for 3.1 anywhere? For some reason, I seem to get the feeling
that 3.1 only has astral plane additions and 3.2 only has basic plane
additions. Correct?

David Starner -
If you wish to strive for peace of soul then believe; 
if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire.
   -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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