Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set

(UCS)

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 N1904R

Date: 1998-10-01

Source:

WG 2 meeting 35, London, U.K.; 1998-09-21--25

Title:

Resolutions of WG 2 meeting 35

Action:

For approval by SC 2 and for information to WG 2 and WG 3

Status:

Adopted at meeting 35 of WG 2 (revised to correct attendance list)

Distribution:

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2 and WG 2

Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar (Observer), the Netherlands, Poland, U.K., U.S.A., AFII (Liaison) and the Unicode Consortium (Liaison) were present when the following resolutions were adopted.

RESOLUTION M35.1 (FPDAM-18 on Symbols and other characters including EURO):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the disposition of comments in document N1789R2, as amended by N1875 (defect report), and instructs its project editor to prepare the final text of DAM-18 with assistance from the contributing editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

RESOLUTION M35.2 (FPDAM-21 on Sinhala):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the disposition of comments in document N1841R, and instructs its project editor to prepare the final text of DAM-21 with assistance from the contributing editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

RESOLUTION M35.3 (PDAM-22 on Keyboard Symbols):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the disposition of comments in document N1816R, and instructs its project editor to prepare the final text of FPDAM-22 with assistance from the contributing editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

RESOLUTION M35.4 (PDAM-24 on Thaana):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the disposition of comments in document N1841R, and instructs its project editor to prepare the final disposition of comments and the final text of FPDAM-24 with assistance from the contributing editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

RESOLUTION M35.5 (PDAM-25 on Khmer):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the disposition of comments in document N1841R, and instructs its project editor to prepare the final disposition of comments and the final text of FPDAM-25 with assistance from the contributing editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

RESOLUTION M35.6 (FPDAM-27 on Syriac):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the disposition of comments in document N1841R, and instructs its project editor to prepare the final disposition of comments and the final text of DAM-27 with assistance from the contributing editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

RESOLUTION M35.7 (FPDAM-17 on CJK Extension A):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the disposition of comments in document N1889, and instructs its project editor to prepare the final text of DAM-17 with assistance from the IRG editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

 

RESOLUTION M35.8 (FPDAM-23 on Bopomofo Extended and other characters):
Unanimous

WG 2 instructs its project editor to prepare the final disposition of comments based on the agreements at meeting 35, and the final text of DAM-23 with assistance from the contributing editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

RESOLUTION M35.9 (Procedures for character set registration):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the recommendations from the US national body contained in document N1839, and instructs its convener to forward the document to SC2 for endorsement and to the Registration Authority for consideration.

RESOLUTION M35.10 (Defect report on Zones):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the defect report in document N1874 and instructs its project editor to prepare an editorial corrigendum to ISO/IEC 10646-1.

RESOLUTION M35.11 (Mongolian script):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the 155 characters, their shapes, and their names in document N 1878, and assigns them to code positions in the range 1800 to 18AF, and 3 following additional characters in the General Punctuation Block:

202F NARROW NO BREAK SPACE

2048 QUESTION EXCLAMATION MARK

2049 EXCLAMATION QUESTION MARK

in the BMP. WG 2 further instructs its editor to:

RESOLUTION M35.12 (Additional Latin and other characters):

Ireland, Canada, Finland, Greece, China, Poland, Mongolia, Germany, US, Japan and UK - Approve; The Netherlands Abstained

WG 2 accepts the 66 additional Latin and other characters, their code positions and names as listed in document N1884R2, and their shapes (from the appropriate source documents), for encoding in the BMP. WG 2 further instructs its editor to:

RESOLUTION M35.13 (PDAM-14 on Yi script):
Unanimous

WG 2 instructs its project editor to prepare the disposition of comments based on the agreements at meeting 35 as summarized in N1890, and the final text of FPDAM-14 with assistance from China and the contributing editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

 

RESOLUTION M35.14 (PDAM-26 on Myanmar / Burmese):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the disposition of comments in document N1883R2, and instructs its project editor to prepare the final disposition of comments and the final text of FPDAM-26 with assistance from the contributing editor, and forward these documents to SC 2 secretariat for further processing with unchanged target dates.

 

RESOLUTION M35.15 (IRG - Extension B Format):
Unanimous

With reference to IRG resolution M11.5 in document N1870, WG 2 expresses its preferred format for CJK Unified Ideographs, Extension B, to be:

RESOLUTION M35.16 (PDAM-28 - Ideographic Description Characters):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the 12 characters, their shapes, and their names in document N 1842R, and assigns them to code positions in the range 2FF0 to 2FFF in the BMP. WG 2 further instructs its editor to prepare the PDAM text, with assistance from China and the contributing editor, and forward these to SC 2 secretariat for further processing, with unchanged target dates.

RESOLUTION M35.17 (PDAM-15 - KangXi radicals):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the working draft in document N1869, with corrected names and moving the starting point of the CJK Radicals Supplement to 2E80 from 2E00. WG 2 further instructs its editor to prepare the PDAM text, with assistance from TCA, China and the IRG project editor, and forward these to SC 2 secretariat for further processing, with unchanged target dates.

RESOLUTION M35.18 (PDAM on Tibetan Extension):
Unanimous

WG 2 accepts the 25 additional Tibetan characters, their shapes, and their names based on documents N 1756, N1864, and N1880 and the discussion at meeting 35 - and assigns them to code positions in the range 0F00 to 0FFF, in the BMP. WG 2 further instructs its editor to:

RESOLUTION M35.19 (TC 211 liaison):
Unanimous

In response to the liaison request from ISO/TC 211 in document N1828, WG 2 informs SC 2 that it has no objection to and welcomes the establishment of liaison relationship from ISO/TC 211 to JTC 1/SC 2.

RESOLUTION M35.20 (Future meetings):
Unanimous

WG 2 confirms the following future meeting schedule:

Meeting 36: 09--15 March 1999, Fukuoka, Japan

Meeting 37: 20--24 September 1999 -- Copenhagen, Denmark

Meeting 38: March 2000 --China

Meeting 39: September 2000, Greece, Finland as fall-back

WG 2 accepts and confirms the following IRG future meeting schedule:

IRG 12: 07--11 December 1998 in Redwood Shores, CA, USA

IRG 13: May 1999, Hong Kong

RESOLUTION M35.21 (Appreciation to the host):
By Acclamation

WG 2 thanks and its host, the British Standards Institution, and its staff, especially Miss. Bernadette Shine, for hosting the meeting, and for providing excellent secretarial and administrative support. WG 2 further extends its thanks to members of the UK national committee for JTC 1/SC 2, especially Mr. Bruce Paterson, Philips Research Laboratories and Reuters International, for their kind hospitality.

Attendees at Meeting 35 of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2

BSI, London, U.K.

1998-09-21--25

The following 41 delegates representing 14 national bodies and 3 liaison organizations attended the meeting.

Name

Representing

Affiliation

Alain La Bonté

Canada

Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor

V. S. (Uma) Umamaheswaran

Canada,
Recording Secretary

IBM Canada

Chen Zhuang

China

Chinese Electronics Standardization Institute

Choijinzhab

China

Inner Mongolia University

Fu Yonghe

China

Chinese Language Institute

Ji Mu Yan

China

Nationality Affairs Committee of Inner Mongolia

Yang Xiu-Xia

China

Sino-Software System Co. Ltd.

Zon Tingxiang

China

China Nationality Affairs Committee

Zhang Zhoucai

China, IRG Rapporteur

CCID

Mike Ksar

Convener

Hewlett-Packard Company

Keld Simonsen

Denmark, CEN/TC304

DKUUG

Erkki I. Kolehmainen

Finland

TIEKE

Klaas Ruppel

Finland

Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Paul Dettmer

Germany

Independent

Evangelos Melagrakis

Greece

ELOT, Hellenic Organization For Standardization

Bernadette Shine

Host

BSI

Michael Everson

Ireland

Everson Gunn Teoranta

Hideki Nakade

Japan

Mistsuishi Research Institute, Inc.

Shun Ishizaki

Japan

Keio University

Takayuki Sato

Japan

CICC

Myatav Erdenchimeg

Mongolia

The United Nations University

Richard Moore

Mongolia

UNU/IIST, Macau

Yumbayariin Namsarai

Mongolia

Mongolian Technical University

Aung Maw

Myanmar

CE Technology

Khin Maung Lwin

Myanmar

Myanmar Computer Scientists' Association

Kyaw Thien

Myanmar

University of Computer Studies, Thamang College

Thaung Tin

Myanmar

KMD Company Limited

Thein Htut

Myanmar

Geocomp

Elżbieta Broma-Wrzesień

Poland

Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.

J. W. Van Wingen

The Netherlands

Independent

Bruce Paterson

U.K.

Independent

Christopher J. Fynn

U.K.

Independent

Christopher White

U.K.

The British Library

Hugh Ross

U.K.

Data Systems Consultants

John Clews

U.K.

Sesame Computer Projects

Maurice Bauhahn

U.K.

Independent

Patrick A. V. Hall

U.K.

The Open University

Joan Aliprand

U.S.A.

The Research Libraries Group

Ken Whistler

U.S.A.

Sybase Inc.

Michel Suignard

U.S.A.

Microsoft

Asmus Freytag

Unicode Consortium, AFII

Unicode Consortium