DATE: 1997-12-08

DOC TYPE:Expert contribution
TITLE:Proposal to encode two ecological symbols ISO/IEC 10646
SOURCE:Michael Everson, EGT (IE)
MEDIUM:Paper and web

A. Administrative

1. TitleProposal to encode two ecological symbols in ISO/IEC 10646
2. Requester's nameMichael Everson
3. Requester typeExpert request
4. Submission date1997-12-08
5. Requester's reference 
6a. CompletionThis is a complete proposal.
6b. More information to be provided?No

B. Technical -- General

1a. New script? Name?No.
1b. Addition of characters to existing block? Name?Yes. Miscellaneous Symbols.
2. Number of characters2
3. Proposed categoryCategory A
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?Almost everyone is a part of the user community.
2. Information on the user community?These characters are found everywhere.
3a. The context of use for the proposed characters?They are used as dingbats on packaging of various kinds.
3b. Reference 
4a. Proposed characters in current use?Yes.
4b. Where?By industry.
5a. Characters should be encoded entirely in BMP?Yes.
5b. RationaleKeep with other Miscellaneous Symbols.
6. Should characters be kept in a continuous range?Not necessarily
7a. Can the characters be considered a presentation form of an existing character or character sequence? No.
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 


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