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Proposal for encoding Myanmar characters for Karen and Kayah in the UCS


This is a proposal to add characters to the international character encoding standard Unicode for minority languages using the Myanmar script. These additions were published in Unicode Standard version 5.1 in March 2008. This proposal includes characters for Western Pwo Karen, Eastern Pwo Karen, Geba Karen, and Kayah. Some changes were made after the proposal was written, so users should consult the latest Unicode code charts for the most up-to-date repertoire, accessible from: .

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