Announcing the new Unicode 8.0 standard

Announcing the new Unicode 8.0 standard

Unicode is a character encoding system that assigns each character a unique number independent of the system, program and language. The problem with earlier coding systems was that they supported too few characters and were not compatible among each other. The new Unicode Version 8.0 adds a total of 7716 new characters and six new




New rules governing appropriate compression methods for scans

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is the highest agency within the country’s Federal Ministry of the Interior responsible for matters of IT security. To ensure legal conformity, the BSI has prohibited scanning methods that utilize so-called pattern matching and substitution for image compression, an example being JBIG2. This prohibition also applies to the