7.79. icu

Updated icu packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library provides robust and full-featured Unicode services.

Enhancement

BZ#1200973
Transliteration from Latin to US-ASCII characters is now supported. Prior to this update, icu in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 did not support this mode of the transliterator_transliterate() function. Consequently, it was not possible to perform certain operations. For example, the user could not easily remove non-ASCII characters from PHP code strings. With this update, the user can use transliterator_transliterate() to transliterate Latin characters to US-ASCII characters.
Users of icu are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.
Updated icu packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library provides robust and full-featured Unicode services.

Bug Fix

BZ#1176177
Previously, during the rebuild process of the icu source package, two-digit format was used for calendar year in the test case and was not interpreted correctly. As a consequence, the year 2034 was displayed instead of year 1934 causing the check of the test case to fail. A patch has been applied to fix this bug and the check no longer fails.
Users of icu are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.