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Unicode 7.0 Adds A Lot Of New Characters

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Published on 17 June 2014 10:43 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The Unicode 7.0 standard was announced yesterday and adds 2,834 characters.

Unicode 7.0 brings in new currency symbols, historic scripts, and a variety of other symbols -- including plenty new emoji characters.

Those wishing to learn more can read the announcement via the Unicode blog. (Pardon for being a day late and terse in this announcement due to traveling yesterday in Russia and still getting caught up...)

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