= Proposed System Wide Change: Unicode 9.0 support =
* Mike Fabian <mfabian At redhat DOT com>
* Pravin Satpute <pravins At fedoraproject DOT org>
* Carlos O'Donell <codonell AT redhat DOT com>
Unicode 9.0  got released on 21th June 2016. Version 9.0 adds 7,500
characters, including six new scripts and 72 new emoji characters. These new
script provide support for languages Osage, Nepal Bhasa, Fulani and other
African languages, The Bravanese dialect of Swahili, used in Somalia, The
Warsh orthography for Arabic and Tangut, a major historic script of China.
== Detailed Description ==
We are upgrading core libraries in Fedora for Unicode 9.0
* Updating Glibc localedata.
* Updating Lib ICU. (If upstream releases well in time)
* libunistring - This portable C library implements Unicode string types in
three flavours: (UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32), together with functions for character
processing (names, classifications, properties) and functions for string
processing (iteration, formatted output, width, word breaks, line breaks,
normalization, case folding and regular expressions).
* Unicode UCD
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Work with upstream, file bugs and provide patches where
* Other developers: This change will impact glibc, ICU and all applications
that uses these libraries. Other Developers do not need to make any changes
from their end, but they need to watch how their application behaves with
improved localedata. We need proper testing to see that it does not break any
* Release engineering: No work required from Release engineering.
- List of deliverables: N/A
* Policies and guidelines: No, this change does not required any updates to
Policies or packaging guideline updates.
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)