ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 N 2614

DATE:  2003-09-11


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

Secretariat:  ANSI



Calling Notice Meeting 44 – preliminary agenda with documents


Final Call WG2 Meeting # 44, in Mountain View, CA 20 – 23 October 2003


Mike Ksar, Convener


JTC 1.02.18 – ISO/IEC 10646


Those who need visas need to start working on them


ACT – Make plans to attend and provide input on agenda items.




SC2/WG2 members and Liaison organizations





This is the final call for WG2 meeting # 44 from 20 – 23 October 2003 in Mountain View, California.  The host organization is the Unicode Consortium, on behalf of the U.S. national body, at the Microsoft campus in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Unicode web site has all the logistics information, including a registration form, at on hotels and driving directions.  Ms. Magda Danish at the Unicode Consortium is the contact point for logistics.  Those of you who need a visa to enter the U.S .and did not contact Ms. Danish yet, not need to start working on this immediately.


WG2 will be meeting starting at 10:00 am Monday, 20 October 2003 and conclude on Thursday, 23 October 2003, hopefully before noon.


This final call for WG2 meeting # 44 includes a preliminary agenda, with documents and contributions which I received so far.  All the contributions that I received are already posted on the SC2/WG2 web site at URL:  The deadline for receiving documents related to this meeting is 30 September 2003.


 I do not plan to send out a hard copy document except for experts who do not have access to the web and need a hard copyIf you must have a hard copy at the meeting, please let me know in advance so that copies can be prepared in advance.


If you cannot send me an electronic copy of your contribution, please send me the paper copy and I will scan it and create a pdf file for posting.  It is preferable to have all contributions as pdf files but I can accept Word documents as well.  I do not guarantee posting any documents that arrive after 30 September 2003.


The objective of this meeting is to continue the WG2 program of work, with special focus on proposals for additional repertoire additions that have been recently submitted.


Mike Ksar

Convener – ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2

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Preliminary Agenda with documents – Meeting # 44

      Topic (Document No.)

Proposed Outcome


1.       Opening and roll call (N2601)                                                                 Update WG2Distribution List

2.       Approval of the agenda  (N2614)                                                             Approved agenda

3.       Approval of minutes of meeting (N2553)                                                 Approved Minutes

4.       Review action items from previous meeting (N2553)                              Updated Action Item List

5.         JTC1 and ITTF matters:                                                                         FYI

5.1.   Recommendations of Geneva JTC1 ad hoc (N2595)                              FYI

5.2.   JTC1 Plenary

5.3.   FDAM Ballots


6.         SC2 matters:                                                                                          FYI

6.1.   SC2 Program of Work    FYI

6.2.   Submittals to ITTF                                                                             FYI

6.2.1.        Merged 10646 parts 1 & 2 as ISO/IEC 10646: 2003

6.3.   Ballot results                                                                                    FYI

6.3.1.        Transfer of ISO 14651 from SC22 to SC2 (N2596, N2616)         FYI


7.         BMP

7.1.    Proposal to encode “Latin Variation Selectors” (N2593, N2613)             Review

7.2.    Proposal to add the Coptic alphabet to the BMP (N2611)                     Review

7.3.    Final proposal for encoding the Glagolitic script (N2610)                       Review

7.4.    Proposal to add Georgian and other characters (N2608R)                     Review

7.5.    Revised proposal to encode the Saurashtra script (N2607)                   Review

7.6.    Proposal for additional Arabic script characters (N2598)                       Review

7.7.    Proposal to encode one combining ZIGZAG character (N2597)           Review

7.8.    Proposal to encode combining double breve below (N2594)                  Review

7.9.    Proposal for encoding Syloti Nagri (N2591, N2592)                              Review

7.10.Additional Mathematical and letter like characters (N2590)                   Review

7.11.Final proposal for encoding the Buginese script (N2588)                       Review

7.12.Proposal to encode symbols-genealogy & gender studies (N2587)        Review

7.13.Proposal to encode five miscellaneous symbols (N2586)                      Review

7.14.Proposal to encode the ARABIC PASHTO ZWARAKAY (N2681)          Review

7.15.Proposal to encode GUARANI SIGN & AUSTRAL SIGN (N2579)          Review



8.         SMP

8.1.    Principles for encoding of Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform (N2585)            FYI

8.2.    Final proposal to encode the Old Persian script (N2583)                      Review



9.         Architecture issues

9.1.    Character names for USI mapped characters (N2589)                          Review

9.2.    Annex for Principles & Procedures – CJK Unification (N2576)               Review

9.3.    Annex for Principles & Procedures – mapping tables (N2577)               Review

9.4.    Updated Principles and Procedures                                                    Review

9.5.    Updated snapshot of roadmap                                                           Review


10.      Publication issues



11.      IRG status and reports                                                                          

11.1.IRG Resolutions

11.2.Source references stability/availability of glyph reference for all sources


12.      Defect reports


13.      Liaison reports                                                                                     

13.1.Unicode Consortium (N2609)                                                             FYI


13.3.SC22 (SC2 to SC22 N2615)                                                              FYI

13.4.W3C                                                                                               FYI

13.5.TC46/SC4 (N2584)                                                                            FYI

13.6.SC36 and SC36/CLFA Overview (N2599)                                            FYI


14.      Other business                                                                                      

14.1.Web Site Review                                                                             

14.2.Future Meetings

14.2.1.    Meeting 45 – Summer 2004 – Soliciting host in Europe (U.S. is back-up)

14.2.2.    Meeting 46 – Spring/Summer 2005 – Soliciting host in Far East or Europe


15.      Closing

15.1.Approval of Resolutions of Meeting 44 (N2654)