classification of Braille cells in Unicode

The following public comment issue in Unicode has come to our attention.

Please see also the earlier discussion on the XML 1.1 considerations at

>Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 17:44:23 -0400
>From: Martin Duerst <>
>Mime-Version: 1.0
>Subject: Fwd: New Public Review Issues posted

The Unicode Technical Committee has sent the I18N WG the
following review request. I think the Braille issue is of
interest to WAI. Please send comments back to the I18N IG
or directly use the report form on the Unicode Web site.
Also, please feel free to forward as appropriate.
(the review is public)

Regards,    Martin.

>Subject: New Public Review Issues posted
>Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 16:38:44 -0700
>From: Rick McGowan <>

>The Unicode Technical Committee has posted several new issues for public
>review and comment. Details are on the following web page:
>Review periods for the new items close on October 27, 2003.
>Please visit the page for links to discussion and relevant documents.
>One new issue is #15 Changing General Category of Braille Pattern Symbols
>to "Letter Other". The UTC has received requests to change the general
>category of the Braille characters to be "Letter other" (Lo) rather than
>"Symbol other" (So), and is seeking comments and information on the Braille
>processing model and existing implementations to help with this decision.
>Please refer to the review page for the rest of the details on this issue.
>Five other new issues are also included for proposed updates and proposed
>drafts of Unicode Technical Reports, Technical Standards, and Unicode
>Annexes. They are:
>#16   Update to UAX #29 Text Boundaries
>#17   UTS #18 Unicode Regular Expressions (change from UTR to UTS)
>#18   Draft UTR #23 The Unicode Character Property Model
>#19   Proposed Draft UTR #30 Character Foldings
>#20   Proposed Draft UTR #31 Identifier and Pattern Syntax
>If you have comments for official UTC consideration, please post them by
>submitting your comments through our feedback & reporting page:
>If you wish to discuss 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 input to the UTC. You must use the reporting link above
>to generate comments for UTC consideration.
>         Rick McGowan
>         Unicode, Inc.

Received on Tuesday, 23 September 2003 10:13:05 UTC