ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 N 2255

DATE: 2000-09-21


Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) - ISO/IEC 10646

Secretariat: ANSI


Calling Notice and Meeting 39 Agenda


3rd Call WG2 Meeting # 39, in Athens, Greece, hosted by the Greek national body (ELOT) 19 to 25 September 2000.


Mike Ksar, Convener


JTC 1.02.18 ISO/IEC 10646


SC2/WG2 participants are requested to review the attached draft agenda and to send any comments or proposals for addition to the Convener no later than 2000-09-10


ACT Register with ELOT and finalize your hotel and flight plans.




SC2/WG2 members and Liaison organizations





This is the third and last call for WG2 meeting # 39 from 19 25 September 2000 in Athens, Greece. The host organization is the Greek Standards national body (ELOT). The logistics for hotels and meeting site are posted to the SC2/WG2 website. Mr. Evangelos Melagrakis or his designee at ELOT is the contact point for logistics. The meeting place is in Athens at the Hotel Divani Apollon Place. If you have not registered by now, please contact Mr. Evangelos to see if you can be accommodated since the deadline for registration already passed.

WG2 will be meeting starting at 2:00 pm Tuesday, 19 September 2000 and conclude on Monday, 12:00 noon, 25 September 2000. The WG2 meeting will be held in conjunction with two other meetings preceding and following it. WG3 meeting will start on Monday, 18 September and conclude on Tuesday, 19 September, by noon. SC2 plenary will start on Monday, 25 September, starting at 2:00 pm and conclude on 26 September. The WG3 Convener and SC2 Secretariat issued the call for WG3 and SC2 meetings.

This third call for WG2 meeting # 39 includes a preliminary updated agenda with references to the latest documents received as of 31 August 2000. It will be broadcast by email and posted to the SC2/WG2 website at URL: The deadline for receiving documents for posting to the web site has been extended twice already but I am willing to post additional contribution prior to 10 September 2000. I do not plan to send out a hard copy document, as in the past, except for experts who do not have access to the web and need a hard copy.

Note that all contributions must be sent to my new email address:

The objective of this meeting is to continue the WG2 program of work, with special focus on both 10646-1 future amendments and 10646-2, whose FCD ballot closes on 2000-09-19.

Mike Ksar

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

Hewlett-Packard Company

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Phone: +1 650 857 8817

Fax (PC): +1 650 852 8500

Alt. Fax: +1 650 857 4882





Working Draft of Tables and Character Names for proposed amendment 1 to 10646-200




Summary proposal form for Thaana letter Naa in the BMP




Summary proposal form for Terminal Graphic Symbol in the BMP




 Diacritics for medieval studies

Marc Kuester & Isabel Wojtovicz



 WG2 Program of Work from SC2

SC2 Secretariat



SOFT HYPHEN and some other characters 

 Kent Karlsson, Sweden


Preliminary Agenda Meeting # 39 Updated 2000-09-19

Topic (Document No.)

Proposed Outcome

  1. Opening and roll call (N2201) Update WG2Distribution List
  2. Approval of the agenda in 3rd Call (N2255) Approved agenda
  3. Approval of minutes of meeting 38 (N2203) Approved Minutes
  4. Review action items from previous meeting (N2203) Updated Action Item List
  5. JTC1 and ITTF matters: FYI
    1. Availability of 10646-1: 2000 from ITTF
  6. SC2 matters: FYI
    1. SC2 Program of Work FYI
    2. SC2 input to JTC1 Strategic Planning (SC2-3454), Structure (SC2-3456), Funding (SC2-3457) FYI
    3. Submittals to ITTF FYI
    4. Ballot results -Subdivision of work (N2225, N2262) FYI
    5. References to 10646, Unicode and Unicode Tech Reports (N2177) FYI
    6. Draft WG2 Report to SC2 plenary (N2248, N2267) Review
    7. Appreciation for Bruce and nominating new editor for part 1 Confirm
  7. 10646-1: 2000
    1. Unique Sequence Identifier collections with combining sequences (N2230) Review
    2. Feedback on Armenian from Armenia (N2190) Review
    3. DPR of Korea feedback Review
      1. Character names and ordering (N2231, N2245, N2246, N2249)
      2. Proposal for the addition of 14 Korean characters (N2243)
      3. Proposal for the addition of 82 symbols (N2244)
      4. Proposal to add the Hanja column to 10646-1 (N2247)
      5. Ad hoc report on Korean (N2282) Review
    4. Editorial Corrigenda for 10646-1:2000 (N2232, N2238) Review
    5. Amendment 1 draft (N2228, N2263, N2264, N2265) Review
      1. Format of pDAM document Review and confirm
      2. Instructions for PDAM 1 (N2285) Review
      3. Working draft of Tables and Character Names (N2281) Review
      4. Ad hoc report on documents N2257 and N2258 (N2278) Review
      5. Supplemental information on terminal graphics proposal (N2293) Review
    6. Proposal to extend U+ notation (N2234) Review
    7. Proposal for addition of ZERO WIDTH JOINER (N2235) Review
    8. Proposal for addition of COMBINING GRAPHEME JOINER (N2236) Review
    9. Proposal to add 8 recycling characters (N2240) Review
    10. Proposal to add 6 Egyptological characters (N2241) Review
    11. Proposal for encoding Dehong Dai script (N2239, N2242) Review
    12. Proposal to synchronize Bengali standard with 10646 (N2261, N2289) Review
    13. SOFT HYPHEN and some other characters (N2268) Review
    14. Philippine scripts (N1933) Review
    15. Komi Cyrillic (N2224) Review
    16. JIS 0213 Symbols (N2256, N2257, N2258) Review
    17. Diacritics for Medieval Studies (N2266) Review
    18. TCA Proposal to amend source code (N2271) Review
    19. APL characters (N2260, N2283) Review
    20. Khmer additional corrigendum (N2274) Review
    21. Addition of 32 reserved characters (N2277) Review
  8. 10646-2:
    1. Disposition FCD10646-2 (N2276, N2279, N2280) Develop and confirm
    2. Alphanumeric fonts for mathematical use (N2272) Review
    3. Status of Meroitic encoding (N1638) FYI
    4. Status on Early Aramaic and other scripts (N2042) FYI
    5. TCA contribution Updated CJK Compatibility Ideographs (N2270) Review
  9. Architecture issues
  10. Publication issues
  11. IRG status and reports Review/confirm program of work
    1. IRG Resolutions (N2229) Review
  12. Defect reports
  13. Liaison reports FYI
    1. Unicode Consortium
      1. From Unicode to SC2
      2. From SC2 to Unicode
    2. ITU
    3. IETF (N2275)
    4. TC304 (N2227)
    5. W3C
  14. Other business
    1. Web Site Review
    2. Future Meetings
      1. Meeting 40 19 March 2001, 2 April 2001, or 9 April 2001 US Bay Area
      2. Meeting 41 24 September 2001 or 1 October 2001 Asia (possibly Singapore)
      3. Meeting 42 March/April 2002 - Ireland
  15. Closing
    1. Approval of Resolutions of Meeting 39
    2. Adjournment