Public bug reported:

Libunistring is updated by FSF for every new version of Unicode. The
current version of libunistring is 0.9.6 and has support for unicode
version 9. The version shipped with Ubuntu is 0.9.3 which supports
Unicode 7. Since the lib was last updated Unicode has added more than
14,000 new code points which includes emoji support. Because of the
number of Ubuntu packages that depend on libunistring I believe that it
should be updated every time a new version is released, which is usually
yearly following the release schedule of Unicode versions.

Libunistring in Ubuntu has not been updated since 2010.

Thank You for Ubuntu.

Bob Pendleton

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: libunistring0 0.9.3-5.2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-38.57-generic 4.4.19
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Sep 21 14:35:34 2016
 gcc-6-base 6.0.1-0ubuntu1
 libc6 2.23-0ubuntu3
 libgcc1 1:6.0.1-0ubuntu1
 multiarch-support 2.23-0ubuntu3
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-01-16 (613 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: libunistring
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-05-19 (124 days ago)

** Affects: libunistring (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug xenial

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