Unicode 8.0 is now available

Duff Johnson // June 18, 2015

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U+1F37E Bottle with popping cork.The latest version of the Unicode Standard adds 7,716 new characters and six new scripts. New additions range from emoji characters (including five modifiers for diversity), new ideographs for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, support for more lowercase Cherokee syllables and languages of Africa including Ik (Uganda), Kulango (Côte d’Ivoire).

The first version of Unicode Technical Report #51, Unicode Emoji is also being released at the same time detailing the new emoji characters and providing design guidelines and data for improving emoji interoperability across platforms

This new data may be used to support emoji characters in implementations, how the new skin-tone modifiers work, and how composite emoji can be formed. The Unicode website now supplies charts of emoji characters, showing vendor variations and providing other useful information.

For the full list of new emoji, including images, see emoji additions for Unicode 8.0.

Three other Unicode specifications are also updated for Unicode 8.0:

For migration purposes see Unicode 8.0 Migration and the migration sections of UTS #10, UTS #39, and UTS #46.

For full details on Version 8.0, see Unicode 8.0.

 


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Duff Johnson
Duff Johnson

An independent consultant working with PDF technology since 1996, Duff is ISO Project co-Leader for ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) and Project Leader for ISO 14289 (PDF/UA). He serves as Executive Director of the PDF Association.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Duff Johnson

Duff Johnson

An independent consultant working with PDF technology since 1996, Duff is ISO Project co-Leader for ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) …

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