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Arabic mark rendering


The Unicode Consortium has published Unicode Technical Report #53 describing the Arabic Mark Transient Reordering Algorithm, the recommended solution for achieving correct and consistent rendering of Arabic combining mark sequences.


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Unicode Ideographic Variation Database updated


The Unicode Consortium has released version 2017-12-12 of the Unicode Ideographic Variation Database (IVD). The latest version registers the new KRName collection and the first 36 sequences in that collection, four additional sequences in the registered Adobe-Japan1 collection, and 674 additional sequences in the registered Moji_Joho collection.

Unicode 10.0.0


The Unicode Consortium has announced version 10.0.0 of the Unicode Standard. Updates include new scripts and characters that add support for lesser-used languages and the latest version has an additional 8,518 characters, for a total of 136,690 characters. The additions include four new scripts, for a total of 139 scripts, as well as 56 new emoji characters.

Unicode 8.0 Character Database, Code Charts and Annexes


The Unicode Consortium has announced the Character Database, Code Charts and Annexes for version 8.0 of the Unicode Standard. Updates include a total of 7,716 characters, encompassing six new scripts and many new symbols, as well as character additions to several existing scripts.

Unicode CLDR 27


The Unicode Consortium has released CLDR Version 27. Updates include the cleanup of region locales and the addition of data for emoji annotations and an emoji collation.

Unicode 7.0


The Unicode Consortium has announced version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard. Updates include the addition of 2,834 new characters, new currency symbols for the Russian ruble and Azerbaijani manat, approximately 250 emoji pictographic symbols and 23 new lesser-used and historic scripts.

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