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Consideration of the encoding of Garay with updated user feedback (revised)

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This is a proposal to add the Garay script to the international character encoding standard Unicode. The script was created by Assane Faye in Senegal and published in 1961. The script is used to write the Wolof language (ISO 639-3: wol).  This proposal built off an earlier proposal by Michael Everson, which includes additional examples (see:

Financial support was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (PR-253360-17 and PR-268710-20) for the Universal Scripts Project, part of the Script Encoding Initiative at UC Berkeley. The Unicode Consortium hosts the document registry that contains this proposal.

The script was approved by the Unicode Technical Committee in April 2022 and will appear in a future version of the Unicode Standard.

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