Tag: Unicode

Unicode 9.0 release planned for mid-2016

After last year’s update, another update is planned for this summer. We take this as an opportunity to take a close look at the unicode standard. The so-called Unicode-consortium as a non-profit association is responsible for ensuring that the unicode standard is continually further developed and expanded. What is unicode? Since computers only work with

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