Extend existing platform APIs to support version 6.2 of the Unicode Standard.
Two related Unicode specifications are not covered by this JEP:
- UTS #10, Unicode Collation Algorithm
- UTS #46, Unicode IDNA Compatibility Processing
Java SE 7 supports the Unicode Standard 6.0.0, which was the latest version of that standard at that time. After that we supported Unicode 6.1.0 released in February 2012 in JDK 8 and are now planning to support Unicode 6.2.0 released on September 2012.
Specifically, the following were the primary changes in Unicode 6.1.0:
- add 11 new blocks to
- add 7 new scripts to
- support over 700 new characters in
String, and other classes.
And the main change in Unicode 6.2.0 is to support a new Turkish currency sign(U+20BA).
Need to verify that the latest Unicode data is correctly used by classes such
Risks and Assumptions
If a version newer than 6.2.0 is released in the JDK 8 time frame then this JEP will most likely be updated to specify that version.
This feature depends on the Unicode Standard of the Unicode Consortium.