by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/12/13 11:01 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/12/13/503150.aspx
This official report went to all of the various distribution lists (sorry, there is still no Unicode RSS feed; the webmaster simply does not believe there is a good reason to move into syndicated feeds.):
The next version of the Unicode Standard will be Version 5.0.0. The beta version of the documentation for Unicode 5.0.0 is located in:
A page describing the beta release is located here:
The Unicode Character Database portion is planned for release at the end of March 2006. A beta version of the 5.0.0 Unicode Character Database files is available for public comment. We strongly encourage implementers to download these files and test them with their programs, well before the end of the beta period. See the beta page for access to the files.
Any comments on the beta Unicode Character Database should be reported using the Unicode reporting form. The comment period ends January 30, 2006. All substantive comments must be received by that date for consideration at the next UTC meeting. Editorial comments (typos, etc) may be submitted after that date for consideration in the final editorial work.
Note: All beta files may be updated, replaced, or superseded by other files at any time. The beta files will be discarded once Unicode 5.0.0 is final. It is inappropriate to cite these files as other than a work in progress.
The Unicode Consortium provides early access to the best known version of the data files to give reviewers and developers as much time as possible to ensure a problem-free adoption of version 5.0.0.
Testers should not commit any product or implementation to the code points in the current beta data files. Testers should also be ready for retesting based on updated data files which will be posted after the February, 2006 UTC meeting.
If you have comments for official consideration, please post them by submitting your comments through our feedback & reporting page:
If you wish to discuss beta issues on the Unicode mail list, then please use the following link to subscribe (if necessary). Please be aware that discussion comments on the Unicode mail list are not automatically recorded as beta comments. You must use the reporting link above to generate comments for official consideration.
So if you are an implementer, try it on for size soon!
(If you think there ought to be an RSS feed, you can post that feedback too -- be sure to give good reasons!)
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2005/12/18 More on the Unicode 5.0 beta
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