Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 N 1304
Source: WG 2 Meeting 29, Tokyo, Japan; 1995-11-06-10
Title: Resolutions of WG 2 meeting 29
Action: To be considered by SC 2 and For information to WG 2
Status: Adopted at meeting 29 of WG 2
Distribution: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2 and SC 2/WG 2
The following 9 national bodies were represented at the time the following resolutions were discussed and adopted: Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, Japan, Mongolia, Singapore, Sweden, and USA. The Unicode Consortium was also represented. UK and Korea also attended the meeting, but were not present when the following resolutions were adopted.
RESOLUTION M29.1 (additional information on characters): Unanimous
With reference to document N 1144 from UK, and response in document N 1213, WG 2 instructs its editor to prepare editorial corrigendum text reflecting the following:
Add the following entries in the annex "Additional Information on Characters":
00AB LEFT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK
This character could alternatively be used as: Arabic opening quotation mark with a variant glyph
00BB RIGHT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK
This character could alternatively be used as: Arabic closing quotation mark with a variant glyph
RESOLUTION M29.2 (pDAM-5 - Korean Hangul syllables): Unanimous
With reference to documents N 1249 and N 1265, WG 2 instructs its editor to prepare an updated disposition of comments reflecting the discussion at meeting no.29. The editor is further instructed to prepare the text of Draft Amendment No. 5, and forward it to SC 2 secretariat for further processing.
WG2 expects the decision on the final presentation of names of Hangul Syllables as a table of names or using an algorithm would be an editorial matter.
RESOLUTION M29.3 (Iranian request): Unanimous
With reference to documents N 1247 and N 1275, WG2 instructs:
its convener to communicate to the Iranian national body that:
Iranian PSP (pseudo space) can be unified with
200C ZERO WIDTH NON-JOINER
Iranian PCN (pseudo connection) can be unified with
200D ZERO WIDTH JOINER
along with the explanatory text in document N 1275.
its editor to prepare an editorial corrigendum capturing the explanatory text on the usage of ZWNJ and ZWJ provided in document N 1275.
RESOLUTION M29.4 (Unique identifiers): Denmark Abstains
With reference to documents N 1231, N 1266, N 1271, N 1272, and N 1277, on unique identifiers, WG2 accepts the requirement for unique identifiers and instructs its editor to prepare draft text for a pDAM on Identifiers capturing the principles in the following paragraph, and reflecting the subsequent discussion on it at its meeting no.29:
"A language-independent identifier for a character is a sequence of eight hexadecimal digits representing the hexadecimal value of its UCS-4 code position. Optionally, if the leading four hexadecimal digits are all zeroes, the four leading zeroes may be omitted. To distinguish between the four- and eight-digit forms of the identifier, an optional prefix character, a '+' (PLUS SIGN) for the four-digit form, or a '-' (MINUS SIGN) for the eight digit form, may be used. In addition to a '+' or '-', a further prefix letter 'U' (CAPITAL LATIN LETTER U) may be used. For code position assignments prior to the Amendment No. 5 (Korean Hangul Syllables) version, the prefix letter 'T' (CAPITAL LATIN LETTER T) shall be used instead of 'U'. These language-independent identifiers are not case-sensitive."
RESOLUTION M29.5 (Translatability of names): Greece and Denmark Abstain
With reference to resolution M5.4 from the SC2 plenary in Helsinki, and documents N 1219, N 1231,
N 1259, and N 1260, in light of the acceptance of resolution M29.4 on Unique Identifiers (above):
WG 2 expresses its opinion to SC 2 that the names in 10646 may be translated in other language versions of the standard, and requests SC 2 to inform ITTF and SC 2 member bodies accordingly.
WG 2 instructs its editor to prepare editorial corrigendum reflecting the proposals for clarification text in the standard, for consideration at meeting no. 30.
RESOLUTION M29.6 (Character names): Denmark Abstains
With reference to document N 1260 from Japan:
WG 2 reaffirms that once assigned, character names are not to be changed in the standard, as per NOTE in Clause 12 in ISO/IEC 10646-1.
WG 2 instructs its editor to prepare an editorial corrigendum reflecting the following:
"The names of characters in ISO/IEC 10646 are not intended to be used to identify properties of characters or to document linguistic characteristics",
for consideration at meeting no. 30.
RESOLUTION M29.7 (Mongolian): Unanimous
With reference to documents N 1226 from TC 46 and N 1248 from Mongolia, WG 2
appreciates the work of the ad hoc group on Mongolian script created at this meeting
accepts its report in document N 1286 which includes the principles of encoding and the beginning of a time able for further development, and,
invites the member bodies of Mongolia, China, Ireland, UK, the Unicode Consortium, and other interested parties, to create a joint proposal on the Mongolian script based on further discussion.
RESOLUTION M29.8 (Greek Byzantine musical notation): Unanimous
With reference to document N 1208 and its attachments from Greece, at the request of the Greek national body, WG 2 appreciates the information on Greek Byzantine Musical Notation presented at this meeting, and invites the Greek national body to create a revised proposal based on feedback from interested parties for consideration at meeting no. 30.
RESOLUTION M29.9 (IRG): Unanimous
With reference to documents N 1261 and N 1280, WG 2:
appreciates the progress made by the IRG
has received and discussed the proposed prioritization of the vertical extension repertoire
invites the IRG to prepare a new document reflecting the complete repertoire, showing clearly the different prioritization levels and send it to the convener for WG 2 distribution and feedback
endorses the mission and the program of work of IRG, documented in N 1261 section M1, with the following reworded scope:
"To prepare proposed repertoire(s) and related text(s) for standards on
ideograph-related matters and submit them to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2."
endorses its next scheduled meeting in the San Francisco area, on 1996-02-05--09.
confirms that the subject matter of 'Ideographic Structured Symbols' is to be dealt within
WG 2, in conjunction with the topic of "components of ideographs", with input from IRG.
RESOLUTION M29.10 (Missing Pinyin characters): Unanimous
With reference to document N 1282, WG 2 accepts the missing characters as a defect, and invites the member bodies of China, Canada and the US, to prepare a defect report for consideration by WG 2 at meeting no.30.
RESOLUTION M29.11 (Future Meetings): Unanimous
WG2 confirms the following future meeting schedule:
Meeting planned for January 29 to 2 February 1996 in the San Francisco Bay Area is cancelled.
Meeting no. 30: 22 to 26 April 1996, in Denmark (see document N 1283)
Meeting no. 31: 12 to 16 August 1996, in Canada (the week prior to WG 3 and SC 2 meetings) (backup UK, Cyprus)
Meeting no. 32: 20 to 24 January 1997, in Singapore (backup Cyprus)
Meeting no. 33: 23 to 27 June 1997, in Cyprus (no backup)
RESOLUTION M29.12 (Appreciation): By Acclimation
WG2 thanks JISC, IPSJ/ITSCJ and its staff for hosting the meeting, providing secretarial and administrative support and especially for its outstanding hospitality.
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