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[Unicode Announcement] Unicode Collation Algorithm 5.2.0 Beta Data Files Now Available

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 07:00:17 +0100
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From: root@unicode.org [mailto:root@unicode.org] On Behalf Of announcements@unicode.org
Sent: 09 September 2009 01:45
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Subject: [Unicode Announcement] Unicode Collation Algorithm 5.2.0 Beta Data Files Now Available

Version 5.2.0 of The Unicode Collation Algorithm (UCA) is being prepared 
for release in parallel with Unicode 5.2. The UCA data files have been 
recently updated and are ready for review. Please see the Public Review 
Issue:
    http://www.unicode.org/review/#pri143
as well as the beta data files and collation test files:
    http://www.unicode.org/Public/UCA/5.2.0/

1. The data files contain weights for all new assigned characters.
      a. There have been significant changes to the ordering of
         many combining marks. Many of those that are not in customary
         use in modern languages now have the same secondary weight,
         and will only be distinguished on a fourth level, by code
         point ordering.
      b. The ordering for Tamil and Malayalam has been improved,
         but would still need tailoring for the Tamil and Malayalam
         languages.
2. The text of UTS#10 has been updated. See the
         modifications section for details:
         http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr10/tr10-19.html#Modifications

Time is very short for this beta review, which closes on September 23, 
2009, so reviewers are urged to download and test the files as soon as 
they can.

    Feedback should be sent through the usual Error Reporting Form: 
http://www.unicode.org/reporting.html


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