0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange UNICODE CHARACTER DATABASE Version 3.0.0 Revision3.0.0 Authors Mark Davis and Ken Whistler Date 1999-09-11 This ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/3.0-Update/UnicodeCharacterDatabase-3.0.0.html Version Previousn/a Version Latest ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/3.0-Update/UnicodeCharacterDatabase-3.0.0.html Version Copyright © 1995-1999 Unicode, Inc. All Rights reserved. Disclaimer The Unicode Character Database is provided as is by Unicode, Inc. No claims are made as to fitness for any particular purpose. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. The recipient agrees to determine applicability of information provided. If this file has been purchased on magnetic or optical media from Unicode, Inc., the sole remedy for any claim will be exchange of defective media within 90 days of receipt.
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange This disclaimer is applicable for all other data files accompanying the Unicode Character Database, some of which have been compiled by the Unicode Consortium, and some of which have been supplied by other sources.
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange Limitations on Rights to Redistribute This Data
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange Recipient is granted the right to make copies in any form for internal distribution and to freely use the information supplied in the creation of products supporting the UnicodeTM Standard. The files in the Unicode Character Database can be redistributed to third parties or other organizations (whether for profit or not) as long as this notice and the disclaimer notice are retained. Information can be extracted from these files and used in documentation or programs, as long as there is an accompanying notice indicating the source. Introduction The Unicode Character Database is a set of files that define the Unicode character properties and internal mappings. For more information about character properties and mappings, see The Unicode Standard. The Unicode Character Database has been updated to reflect Version 3.0 of the Unicode Standard, with many characters added to those published in Version 2.0. A number of corrections have also been made to case mappings or other errors in the database noted since the publication of Version 2.0. Normative bidirectional properties have also been modified to reflect decisions of the Unicode Technical Committee.
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange For more information on versions of the Unicode Standard and how to reference them, see http://www.unicode.org/unicode/standard/versions/. Conformance Character properties may be either normative or informative. Normative means that implementations that claim conformance to the Unicode Standard (at a particular version) and which make use of a particular property or field must follow the specifications of the standard for that property or field in order to be conformant. The term normative when applied to a property or field of the Unicode Character Database, does not mean that the value of that field will never change. Corrections and extensions to the standard in the future may require minor changes to normative values, even though the Unicode Technical Committee strives to minimize such changes. An informative property or field is strongly recommended, but a conformant implementation is free to use or change such values as it may require while still being conformant to the standard. Particular implementations may choose to override the properties and mappings that are not normative. In that case, it is up to the implementer to establish a protocol to convey that information.
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange Files
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange The following summarizes the files in the Unicode Character Database. For more information about these files, see the referenced technical report or section of Unicode Standard, Version 3.0.
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange UnicodeData.txt (Chapter 4)
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange  * The main file in the Unicode Character Database. * For detailed information on the format, see UnicodeData.html. This file also characterizes which properties are normative and which are informative.
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange PropList.txt (Chapter 4) * Additional informative properties list: Alphabetic, Ideographic, and Mathematical, among others. SpecialCasing.txt (Chapter 4) * List of informative special casing properties, including one-to-many mappings such as SHARP S => "SS", and locale-specific mappings, such as for Turkish dotless i. Blocks.txt (Chapter 14) * List of normative block names. Jamo.txt (Chapter 4) * List of normative Jamo short names, used in deriving HANGUL SYLLABLE names algorithmically. ArabicShaping.txt (Section 8.2) * Basic Arabic and Syriac character shaping properties, such as initial, medial and final shapes. These properties are normative for minimal shaping of Arabic and Syriac. NamesList.txt (Chapter 14) * This file duplicates some of the material in the UnicodeData file, and adds informative annotations uses in the character charts, as printed in the Unicode Standard. * Note: The information in NamesList.txt and Index.txt files matches the appropriate version of the book. Changes in the Unicode Character Database since then may not be reflected in these files, since they are primarily of archival interest. Index.txt (Chapter 14) * Informative index to Unicode characters, as printed in the Unicode Standard * Note: The information in NamesList.txt and Index.txt files matches the appropriate version of the book. Changes in the Unicode Character Database since then may not be reflected in these files, since they are primarily of archival interest. CompositionExclusions.txt (UTR#15 Unicode Normalization Forms) * Normative properties for normalization. LineBreak.txt (UTR #14: Line Breaking Properties) * Normative and informative properties for line breaking. To see which properties are informative and which are normative, consult UTR#14. EastAsianWidth.txt (UTR #11: East Asian Character Width) * Informative properties for determining the choice of wide vs. narrow glyphs in East Asian contexts. diffXvY.txt
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0cb4152000-07-19Andreas Lange  * Mechanically-generated informative files containing accumulated differences between successive versions of UnicodeData.txt