Unicode Standard Releases

This section provides a list of major releases of the Unicode standard and their publishing dates.

Since its first release in 1991, Unicode standard has gone through a number releases, Here is a list Unicode major releases.

Unicode 8.0.0 - Published in June, 2015 as a book called "The Unicode Standard, Version 8.0.0" (SBN 978-1-936213-10-8). Unicode 8.0 adds a total of 7,716 characters, encompassing six new scripts and many new symbols, as well as character additions to several existing scripts. There are 120,737 characters defined in Unicode 8.0.

Unicode 7.0.0 - Published in June, 2014 as a book called "he Unicode Standard, Version 8.0.0" (ISBN 978-1-936213-09-2. nicode 7.0 adds a total of 2,834 characters, encompassing 23 new scripts and many new symbols, as well as character additions to many existing scripts.

Unicode 6.0.0 - Published in February, 2011 as a book called "The Unicode Standard Version 6.0 - Core Specification" (SBN 978-1-936213-01-6). Unicode 6.0 contains 109,449 characters from the world's scripts.

Unicode 5.1.0 - Published in April, 2008 as a technical report which added 1,624 new characters.

Unicode 5.0.0 - Published in July, 2006 as a book called "The Unicode Standard, Version 5.0" (ISBN 0-321-48091-0). Unicode 5.0 contains 99,024 characters from the world's scripts.

Unicode 4.1.0 - Published in March, 2005 as technical report which added 1,273 new characters.

Unicode 4.0.0 - Published in April, 2003 as a book called "The Unicode Standard, Version 4.0" (ISBN 0-321-18578-1). Unicode 4.0 contains 96,382 characters from the world's scripts.

Unicode 3.2.0 - Published in March, 2002 as technical report which added 1,016 new characters in the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP), U+0000...U+FFFF.

Unicode 3.1.0 - Published in March, 2001 as technical report which added 44,946 new characters and extended code point value beyond the original 2-byte boundary. New characters are added with code points in U+10000...U+2FFFF and U+E0000...U+EFFFF ranges.

Unicode 3.0.0 - Published in September, 1999 as a book called "The Unicode Standard, Version 3.0" (ISBN 0-201-61633-5). Unicode 3.0 contains 49,194 characters from the world's scripts.

Unicode 2.1.0 - Published in 1998 as a technical report which fixed a number of errors, added the U+20AC EURO SIGN for the new European currency, and so on.

Unicode 2.0.0 - Published in July, 1996 as a book called "The Unicode Standard, Version 2.0" (ISBN 0-201-48345-9).

Unicode 1.1.0 - Published in June, 1993 as two proposals. Unicode 1.1.0 is compatible with the international standard, ISO/IEC 10646 - Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS).

Unicode 1.0.0 - Published in October, 1991 as a book called "The Unicode Standard, Version 1.0" (ISBN 0-201-56788-1).

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Character Sets and Encodings

 ASCII Character Set and Encoding

 GB2312 Character Set and Encoding

 GB18030 Character Set and Encoding

 JIS X0208 Character Set and Encodings

Unicode Character Set

 What Is Unicode?

 Examples of Unicode Characters

 Unique Features of Unicode

Unicode Standard Releases

 Code Point Blocks

 Unicode 8.0 Character Samples

 Unicode 7.0 Character Samples

 Unicode 6.0 Character Samples

 Unicode 5.0 Character Samples

 Unicode 4.0 Character Samples

 UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format - 8-Bit)

 UTF-16, UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE Encodings

 UTF-32, UTF-32BE and UTF-32LE Encodings

 Java Language and Unicode Characters

 Character Encoding in Java

 Character Set Encoding Maps

 Encoding Conversion Programs for Encoded Text Files

 Using Notepad as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Word as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Excel as a Unicode Text Editor

 Unicode Fonts

 Unicode Code Point Blocks - Code Charts

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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