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Unicode Demystified by Richard Gillam

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Unicode Versions and Unicode Technical Reports

The Unicode standard includes a group of supplementary documents known as Unicode Technical Reports. A snapshot of these is also included on the CD that comes with the book The Unicode Standard, Version 3.0, but the CD accompanying the Unicode 3.0 standard is now so out of date as to be nearly useless. You can always find the most up-to-date slate of technical reports on the Unicode Web site (http://www.unicode.org).

There are three kinds of technical reports:

  • Unicode Standard Annexes (UAX) are actual addenda and amendments to the Unicode standard.

  • Unicode Technical Standards (UTS) are adjunct standards related to Unicode. They're not normative parts of the standard itself, but carry their own conformance ...

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