Bluetooth 5.3 Specification Switches to More Inclusive Terminology

Last month the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released an Appropriate Language Mapping Table v6 document describing the changes to the Bluetooth 5.3 Specification.

From the introduction:

For more than 20 years, the Bluetooth SIG has brought together a global community of innovators to build a more connected world. We are committed to continuing to foster a global community characterized by inclusion and mutual respect.

In the pursuit of this, starting in August 2020, certain terms that were identified as inappropriate are now being replaced. The original terms may still exist in specifications that are already adopted. However, updates to adopted specifications and all new specifications use replacement terms. This document contains tables that map original and replacement terms.

To match the replaced term in a newer adopted specification with the original term in an older adopted specification, locate the mapping table that corresponds to the applicable Bluetooth technology.


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