Tag characters

Ken Whistler kenwhistler at att.net
Wed May 27 13:08:44 CDT 2015


Read on in the minutes to the next day. 143-C27 and related actions.

There are a few things to keep in mind here.

1. The un-deprecation of the tags U+E0020..U+E007E *is* part of
the UCD for Unicode 8.0. The change has already taken place in
the revised beta files now posted (see PropList.txt), and will be part of
the 8.0 release next month.

2. UTR #51, while scheduled to come out at the same time
as the Unicode 8.0 release, is a UTR and is not formally either
a part of the Unicode Standard per se, nor a formal part of
the Unicode 8.0 release.

3. As per the minutes, when the approved version of UTR #51 is
first published, more or less simultaneously with the Unicode 8.0
release (and explaining other aspects of emoji related to the release,
such as the use of emoji modifiers), it will *not* yet contain
the flag-tag discussion and mechanism.

4. Once the PRI is up, it will be used as the basis for the next proposed
update of UTR #51. And the review of that proposed update and
publication of the *subsequent* revision of UTR #51 need not wait for
the next Unicode release (9.0 in summer, 2016). So at that point,
the flag-tag mechanism will be available for use *with* Unicode 8.0 --
it just won't be a formal part of the release per se.



On 5/27/2015 10:49 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> On Tuesday, May 19, Mark Davis �� <mark at macchiato dot com> wrote:
>> A more concrete proposal will be in a PRI to be issued soon,
> If the new mechanism is intended "for Unicode 8.0," as stated in the
> minutes at http://www.unicode.org/L2/L2015/15107.htm#143-M1 ...
> ... and if Unicode 8.0 is "planned for release in June, 2015," as stated
> on the Beta Review page...
> ... and if June 2015 starts in less than a week...
> ... shouldn't we be seeing that PRI real soon now?
> --
> Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO ����

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