1. Title: __________________________________________________________ 2. Requester's name: ________________________________________________________ 3. Requester type (Member body/Liaison/Individual contribution): ____________ 4. Submission date: _______________ 5. Requester's reference (if applicable): ___________________________________ 6. Choose one of the following: This is a complete proposal: _______________ or, More information will be provided later: _______________
B. Technical - General
1. Choose one of the following: a. This proposal is for a new script (set of characters): _______________ Proposed name of script: _______________________________________ b. The proposal is for addition of character(s) to an existing block: ____ Name of the existing block: ______________________________________ 2. Number of characters in proposal: _____________________ 3. Proposed category (select one from below - see section 2.2 of P&P document): A-Contemporary _____ B.1-Specialized (small collection) _____ B.2-Specialized (large collection) _____ C-Major extinct ______ D-Attested extinct _____ E-Minor extinct _____ F-Archaic Hieroglyphic or Ideographic _____ G-Obscure or questionable usage symbols _____ 4. Proposed Level of Implementation (1, 2 or 3) (see Annex K in P&P document): ___________________ Is a rationale provided for the choice? _________________ If Yes, reference: ____________________________________________________ 5. Is a repertoire including character names provided? _________________ a. If YES, are the names in accordance with the "character naming guidelines" in Annex L of P&P document? _________________ b. Are the character shapes attached in a legible form suitable for review? _________________ 6. Who will provide the appropriate computerized font (ordered preference: True Type, or PostScript format) for publishing the standard? ______________________________________________________________________ If available now, identify source(s) for the font (include address, e-mail, ftp-site, etc.) and indicate the tools used: ______________________________________________________________________ 7. References: a. Are references (to other character sets, dictionaries, descriptive texts etc.) provided? _________________ b. Are published examples of use (such as samples from newspapers, magazines, or other sources) of proposed characters attached? _________________ 8. Special encoding issues: Does the proposal address other aspects of character data processing (if applicable) such as input, presentation, sorting, searching, indexing, transliteration etc. (if yes please enclose information)? ______________________________________________________________________9. Additional Information:
C. Technical - Justification
1. Has this proposal for addition of character(s) been submitted before? ___ If YES explain ________________________________________________________ 2. Has contact been made to members of the user community (for example: National Body, user groups of the script or characters, other experts, etc.)? ______________________ If YES, with whom? ___________________________________________________ If YES, available relevant documents: ________________________________ 3. Information on the user community for the proposed characters (for example: size, demographics, information technology use, or publishing use) is included? ___________________ Reference: ___________________________________________________________ 4. The context of use for the proposed characters (type of use; common or rare) ___________________ Reference: ___________________________________________________________ 5. Are the proposed characters in current use by the user community? _____ If YES, where? Reference: ___________________________________________ 6. After giving due considerations to the principles in the P&P document must the proposed characters be entirely in the BMP? ___________________ If YES, is a rationale provided? ___________________ If YES, reference: ___________________ 7. Should the proposed characters be kept together in a contiguous range (rather than being scattered)? ___________________ 8. Can any of the proposed characters be considered a presentation form of an existing character or character sequence? _________________ If YES, is a rationale for its inclusion provided? _________________ If YES, reference: ______________________________________________ 9. Can any of the proposed characters be encoded using a composed character sequence of either existing characters or other proposed characters? ____ If YES, is a rationale for its inclusion provided? ____________________ If YES, reference: ______________________________________________ 10. Can any of the proposed character(s) be considered to be similar (in appearance or function) to an existing character? ________________ If YES, is a rationale for its inclusion provided? ___________________ If YES, reference: ______________________________________________ 11. Does the proposal include use of combining characters and/or use of composite sequences? _________________ If YES, is a rationale for such use provided? _________________ If YES, reference: _____________________________________________ Is a list of composite sequences and their corresponding glyph images (graphic symbols) provided? _________________ If YES, reference: ______________________________________________ 12. Does the proposal contain characters with any special properties such as control function or similar semantics? ___________________ If YES, describe in detail (include attachment if necessary) _____________________________________________________________________ 13. Does the proposal contain any Ideographic compatibility character(s)? __ If YES, is the equivalent corresponding unified ideographic character(s) identified? _________________ If YES, reference: ______________________________________________
The process of deciding which characters should be included in the repertoire of the standard by WG 2 depends on the availability of accurate and most comprehensive information about any proposed additions. WG 2, at its San Francisco meeting 26, designed a form (template) that will assist the submitters in gathering and providing the relevant information, and will assist WG 2 in making more informed decisions. This form has been revised over the years. The latest version of this form must be used in submissions. This form is also made available on line from the WG 2 web site – see http://www.dkuug.dk/JTC1/SC2/WG2/docs/summaryform.html.
A duly completed proposal summary form must accompany each new submission. Such a form will assist WG 2 to better evaluate the proposal, and progress the proposal towards a speedier acceptance and inclusion in the standard. Submitters are also requested to ensure that a proposed character does not already exist in the standard.
Submitters are encouraged to visit the "Where is my Character" page on the Unicode web site for more information on checking if their proposed character or script is already encoded in the standard, or a similar proposal has already been made by someone else. There are also several electronic discussion lists maintained by the Unicode consortium that one could use to discuss with other experts internationally on various subjects related to the standard. Submitters are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with ISO/IEC TR15285 - Character Glyph Model (available on line from http://isotc.iso.ch/livelink/livelink/fetch/2000/2489/Ittf_Home/PubliclyAvailableStandards.htm).
In addition to text extracted from the standard in Annex K: Levels of implementation in ISO/IEC 10646 and Annex L: Character-naming guidelines in the P&P document, the following definitions from the standard are also referenced in the proposal summary form:
Clause 4.12 Combining character:
A member of an identified subset of the coded character set of ISO/IEC 10646 intended for combination with the preceding non-combining graphic character, or with a sequence of combining characters preceded by a non-combining character (see also 4.14).
NOTE – ISO/IEC 10646 specifies several subset collections which include combining characters.
Clause 4.14 Composite sequence:
A sequence of graphic characters consisting of a noncombining character followed by one or more combining characters (see also 4.12).
NOTE 1 – A graphic symbol for a composite sequence generally consists of the combination of the graphic symbols of each character in the sequence.
NOTE 2 – A composite sequence is not a character and therefore is not a member of the repertoire of ISO/IEC 10646.
The national body or liaison organization (or any other organization or an individual) proposing new character(s) or a new script shall provide: