ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 N1639
DATE: 1997-09-18

DOC TYPE:Expert contribution
TITLE:Proposal to encode Old Persian Cuneiform in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646-2
SOURCE:Michael Everson, EGT (IE)
PROJECT:JTC1.02.18.02
STATUS:Proposal.
ACTION ID:FYI
DUE DATE:--
DISTRIBUTION:Worldwide
MEDIUM:Paper and web
NO. OF PAGES:4

A. Administrative

1. TitleProposal to encode Old Persian Cuneiform in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646-2
2. Requester's nameMichael Everson
3. Requester typeExpert request
4. Submission date1997-09-18
5. Requester's reference 
6a. CompletionThis is a complete proposal.
6b. More information to be provided?No

B. Technical -- General

1a. New script? Name?Yes. Old Persian Cuneiform
1b. Addition of characters to existing block? Name?No.
2. Number of characters41
3. Proposed categoryCategory D
4. Proposed level of implementation and rationaleLevel 1
5a. Character names included in proposal?Yes
5b. Character names in accordance with guidelines?Yes
5c. Character shapes reviewable?Yes
6a. Who will provide computerized font?Michael Everson, Everson Gunn Teoranta
6b. Font currently available?Michael Everson, Everson Gunn Teoranta
6c. Font format?TrueType
7a. Are references (to other character sets, dictionaries, descriptive texts, etc.) provided?No.
7b. Are published examples (such as samples from newspapers, magazines, or other sources) of use of proposed characters attached?No
8. Does the proposal address other aspects of character data processing?No

C. Technical -- Justification

1. Contact with the user community?No.
2. Information on the user community?Scholarly community.
3a. The context of use for the proposed characters?Used to write Old Persian.
3b. Reference 
4a. Proposed characters in current use?Yes
4b. Where?By scholars.
5a. Characters should be encoded entirely in BMP?No. Positions U+0001 0200 - U+0001 023F are proposed for the encoding.
5b. RationaleAccordance with the Roadmap.
6. Should characters be kept in a continuous range?Yes
7a. Can the characters be considered a presentation form of an existing character or character sequence? Lots of cuneiform characters look like one another but the sets are best kept separate. Unification servesonly to confuse. Besides, the small cuneiform scripts will be encoded long before the larger ones (Assyrian, Babylonian).
7b. Where? 
7c. Reference 
8a. Can any of the characters be considered to be similar (in appearance or function) to an existing character?No
8b. Where? 
8c. Reference 
9a. Combining characters or use of composite sequences included?No
9b. List of composite sequences and their corresponding glyph images provided?No
10. Characters with any special properties such as control function, etc. included?No

D. SC2/WG2 Administrative

To be completed by SC2/WG2
1. Relevant SC 2/WG 2 document numbers: 
2. Status (list of meeting number and corresponding action or disposition) 
3. Additional contact to user communities, liaison organizations etc. 
4. Assigned category and assigned priority/time frame 
Other Comments 

Names and code table

000	0001 xx00	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN A
001	0001 xx01	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN I
002	0001 xx02	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN U
003	0001 xx03	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN KA
004	0001 xx04	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN KU
005	0001 xx05	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN GA
006	0001 xx06	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN GU
007	0001 xx07	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN KHA
008	0001 xx08	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN CHA
009	0001 xx09	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN GHA
010	0001 xx0A	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN GHI
011	0001 xx0B	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN TA
012	0001 xx0C	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN TU
013	0001 xx0D	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN DA
014	0001 xx0E	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN DI
015	0001 xx0F	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN DU
016	0001 xx10	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN THA
017	0001 xx11	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN PA
018	0001 xx12	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN BA
019	0001 xx13	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN FA
020	0001 xx14	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN NA
021	0001 xx15	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN NU
022	0001 xx16	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN MA
023	0001 xx17	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN MI
025	0001 xx18	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN MU
026	0001 xx19	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN YA
027	0001 xx1A	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN WA
028	0001 xx1B	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN WI
029	0001 xx1C	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN RA
030	0001 xx1D	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN RU
031	0001 xx1E	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN LA
032	0001 xx1F	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN SA
033	0001 xx20	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN ZA
034	0001 xx21	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN SHA
035	0001 xx22	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN THRA
036	0001 xx23	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN HA
037	0001 xx24	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN SEPARATOR
038	0001 xx25	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN KHSHAAYATHIYA
039	0001 xx26	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN BUMI
040	0001 xx27	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN BAGA
041	0001 xx28	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN AURAMAZDAA
042	0001 xx29	OLD PERSIAN CUNEIFORM SIGN DAHYU
042	0001 xx2A	(This position shall not be used)
043	0001 xx2B	(This position shall not be used)
044	0001 xx2C	(This position shall not be used)
045	0001 xx2D	(This position shall not be used)
046	0001 xx2E	(This position shall not be used)
047	0001 xx2F	(This position shall not be used)

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