Category Archives: Standards

Unicode 6.1 Released

The Unicode Consortium announced the release of Unicode 6.1.0 yesterday. The new version adds characters for additional languages in China, other Asian countries and Africa. This version of the standard introduces 732 new characters. In addition, the standard also added “labels” for character properties that will supposedly help implementers create better regular expressions that are… Read More »

Deconstructing BCP 47

BCP 47 stands for Best Common Practice 47, and even without the acronym, the name alone means almost nothing. So, what is BCP 47? BCP 47 is the current best practice for creating language codes. A language code is a text identifier that specifies a specific human language, and the code provides the means to… Read More »