This latest version of Unicode adds new characters required for Malayalam and Myanmar and important individual characters such as Latin capital sharp s for German. Version 5.1 extends support for languages in Africa, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam, with the addition of the Cham, Lepcha, Ol Chiki, Rejang, Saurashtra, Sundanese, and Vai scripts. Scholarly support includes important editorial punctuation marks, as well as the Carian, Lycian, and Lydian scripts, and the Phaistos disc symbols. Other new symbol sets include dominoes, Mahjong, dictionary punctuation marks, and math additions. Unicode 5.1 contains significant additions and improvements that extend text processing for software worldwide.
The Rejang script dates from at least the mid-18th century. Rejang is spoken by about 200,000 people living in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra. There are five major dialects of Rejang.
Rejang is a complex, Brahmic script that uses combining marks. It uses European digits and common punctuation, as well as one script-specific section mark. Traditional texts tend not to use spacing and there are no known examples using hyphenation. Modern use of the script may use spaces between words.