The Unicode Consortium provide a range of data files detailing the nature of code points in Unicode. These data files are machine-readable but large. Here, a set of loaders are provided to parse these files during a TeX run and set appropriate parameters in an automated fashion.
The loader parses a number of data files provided by the Unicode Consortium and when used with used Unicode-capable engine sets up a range of TeX-related parameters based on the extracted information.
From the file
UnicodeData.txt the following properties are set:
\catcode11 for all letters (Unicode class "L")
\catcode11 for all combining marks (Unicode class "M")
\sfcode999 for all code points of class "Lu" (upper case letters)
\lccodefor all of class "Ll" (lower case letters) to the code point itself, and
\uccodeto the upper case mapping (or if not given to the code point itself)
\uccodefor all of class "Lu" (upper case letters) to the code point itself, and
\lccodeto the lower case mapping (or if not given to the code point itself)
\uccodefor all of class "Lt" (title case letters) to the lower can upper case mappings (or if not given to the code point itself)
\uccodefor all other letter code points are set to the code point itself
\uccodefor non-letter code points for which an upper or lower case mapping is given
\sfcode0 (ignored) for code points of Unicode classes "Pe" (closing punctuation marks) and "Pf" (final quotation marks)
\Umathcodefor all letters as TeX class 7 (var)
From the file
MathClass-15.txt the following mapping between Unicode math classes and TeX math types are set up
- "L" (large)
- "B" (binary)
- "V" (vary)
- "R" (relation)
- "O" (opening)
- "C" (closing)
- "P" (punctuation)
- "A" (alphabetic)
For each code point processed, the result is of the form
\Umathcode <codepoint> = <type> 1 <codepoint>
From the files
LineBreak.txt inter character classes for XeTeX (
\XeTeXcharclass) are set for the following classes
- "ID" (ideographic)
- "CJ" (conditional Japanese starter)
- "OP" (opener)
- "CL" (closer)
- "NS" (non-starter)
- "EX" (exclamation)
- "IS" (infix separator)
- "CM" (combining marks)
All code points of classes "ID" and "CJ" are assigned to a
\XeTeXcharclass, but for other classes this only occurs when they fall into east Asian width type "F", "H" or "W" (full-, half- and wide-width).
The following mappings between Unicode and XeTeX classes occur
- "ID" and "CJ" are class 1
- "OP" is class 2
- "CL", "NS", "EX", "IS" are class 3
- "CM" is class 256 (ignored)
as standard: these may be over-ridden by defining
\XeTeXcharclass<class> as required. (If classes "ID" or "CL" are explicitly set, the other members of the same groups above will inherit these values.)
This file does not activate XeTeX's inter-character token mechanism (
\XeTeXinterchartokenstate is not set) nor does it install any material in the inter-character token registers.
Note that this file is separate from the main loader as the data structure here may need more refinement at the macro level.
The following data files are included here with permission of the Unicode Consortium (see below):
With the exception of
MathClass.txt, which is currently not formally part of the Unicode Character Database, and
BidiMirroring-5-1-0.txt, which is a data file for Unicode 5.1.0, all of the data files here are for Unicode 12.1.0.
BidiMirroring-5-1-0.txt will never be updated and is included for OpenType font support: While
BidiMirroring.txt lists all mirror pairs in the current Unicode version, only the pairs from Unicode 5.1.0 are handled directly by the OpenType rendering system. All newer pairs have to be handled through font features.
Requests to include additional Unicode data files in this bundle are welcome. Ideally this bundle will act as a single location for all Unicode data for use by TeX systems.
Issues and improvements
The home page for this bundle is https://github.com/latex3/unicode-data, and issues may be reported there.
- v1.0 (2015-12-01)
- First public release
- v1.1 (2016-01-04)
- Allow setting of XeTeX character class slot numbers
- v1.1a (2016-01-06)
- Correctly assign XeTeX character class for code points in ranges
- Fix issue which meant
EastAsianWidth.txtwas not read
- v1.1b (2016-01-08)
- Avoid save stack issue when loading
- Fix application of settings to ranges of Unicode characters
- Correct setting of space factor for ending punctuation
- Avoid save stack issue when loading
- v1.2 (2016-02-02)
- Drop use of Unicode math data at present: undesired effect on output if Unicode fonts are not loaded (classical OT1 situation)
- v1.2a (2016-02-05)
- Correct split between base and supplementary plane when setting math codes
- v1.3 (2016-02-06)
- Set all letters as math type 7 (var) in
- v1.3a (2016-02-06)
- Add definition of
- Add definition of
- v1.4 (2016-02-16)
- Treat "CJ" chars like "ID" chars for setting XeTeX character class
- v1.4a (2016-02-21)
- Inherit XeTeX classes for "CJ" from "ID" and for "NS", "EX" and "IS" from "CL" if appropriate
- v1.5 (2016-06-22)
- Update data files to Unicode release 9.0.0
- v1.6 (2017-06-27)
- Update data files to Unicode release 10.0.0
- v1.7 (2018-08-09)
- Update data files to Unicode release 11.0.0
- v1.8 (2019-03-09)
- Update data files to Unicode release 12.0.0
- v1.9 (2019-08-13)
- Update data files to Unicode release 12.1.0
- v1.10 (2019-08-21)
- v1.11 (2019-11-28)
License and permission
This bundle is copyright (C) 2015-2019 The LaTeX3 Project
It may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in the file http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt.
The source data (
.txt files) are supplied by the Unicode Consortium and the following notice applies.
COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSION NOTICE
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Unicode data files and any associated documentation (the "Data Files") or Unicode software and any associated documentation (the "Software") to deal in the Data Files or Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, and/or sell copies of the Data Files or Software, and to permit persons to whom the Data Files or Software are furnished to do so, provided that either (a) this copyright and permission notice appear with all copies of the Data Files or Software, or (b) this copyright and permission notice appear in associated Documentation.
THE DATA FILES AND SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR HOLDERS INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, OR ANY SPECIAL INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE DATA FILES OR SOFTWARE.
Except as contained in this notice, the name of a copyright holder shall not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings in these Data Files or Software without prior written authorization of the copyright holder.
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unicode-data – Unicode data and loaders for TeX
This bundle provides generic access to Unicode Consortium data for TeX use. It contains a set of text files provided by the Unicode Consortium which are currently all from Unicode 8.0.0, with the exception of MathClass.txt which is not currently part of the Unicode Character Database.
Accompanying these source data are generic TeX loader files allowing this data to be used as part of TeX runs, in particular in building format files. Currently there are two loader files: one for general character set up and one for initialising XeTeX character classes as has been carried out to date by unicode-letters.tex.
The source data are distributed in accordance with the license stipulated by the Unicode Consortium. The bundle as a whole is co-ordinated by the LaTeX3 Project as a general resource for TeX users.
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c|
|Copyright||2015–2019 The LaTeX3 Project|
|Maintainer||The LaTeX Team|
|Contained in||TeX Live as unicode-data|
MiKTeX as unicode-data