ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 N 2631R

DATE:  2003-10-17


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

Secretariat:  ANSI



Calling Notice Meeting 44 – updated agenda with documents as of 2003-10-17


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


Mike Ksar, Convener


JTC 1.02.18 – ISO/IEC 10646


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




SC2/WG2 members and Liaison organizations






This is the final call reminder 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 did not register please send in your registration for to Ms. Danish so that we have an idea how many hard copies are needed and to have badges ready.


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 an updated agenda, with documents and contributions which I received through 2003-09-30.  All the contributions that I received are already posted on the SC2/WG2 web site at URL:  Bring any additional contributions to the meeting and hopefully they can be added to the agenda then.  If we run out of time then late contributions will be considered in the next meeting.


 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.


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 and there are a lot of them.


Mike Ksar

Convener – ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2

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Updated Agenda with documents thru N2663 – Meeting # 44

      Topic (Document No.)

Proposed Outcome


1.     Opening and roll call (N2651)                                                                  Update WG2Distribution List

2.     Approval of the agenda  (N2631R)                                                          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 14651 from SC22 to SC2 (N2596, N2616, N2658)    Draft recommendation to SC2


7.       BMP

7.1.   Encode “Latin Variation Selectors” (N2593, N2613)                            Review

7.2.   Add the Coptic alphabet to the BMP (N2611)                                     Review

7.3.   Encoding the Glagolitic script (N2610R)                                             Review

7.4.   Add Georgian and other characters (N2608R2)                                  Review

7.5.   Saurashtra script (N2607, N2619, N2620)                                          Review

7.6.   Additional Arabic script characters (N2598)                                        Review

7.7.   Encode one combining ZIGZAG character (N2597)                            Review

7.8.   Encode combining double breve below (N2594)                                  Review

7.9.   Encoding Syloti Nagri (N2591, N2592)                                               Review

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

7.11.  Encoding the Buginese script (N2588, N2633)                                   Review

7.12.  Encode symbols-genealogy & gender studies (N2587, N2663)           Review

7.13.  Encode five miscellaneous symbols (N2586R)                                   Review

7.14.  Encode the ARABIC PASHTO ZWARAKAY (N2581)                         Review

7.15.  Encode GUARANI SIGN & AUSTRAL SIGN (N2579)                         Review

7.16.  Add TAMIL LETTER SHA (N2617, N2618)                                       Review

7.17.  Tibetan BrdaRten (N2558,N2621,N2624,N2635,N2637,N2638,N2661)   Review

7.18.  IPA Extensions (N2626, N2646)                                                       Review

7.19.  Encode Marwari LAM WITH BAR (N2627)                                       Review

7.20.  Add COMBINING RIGHT DOT ABOVE (N2628)                               Review

7.21.  Horizontal Arrows with Tips Vertical (N2629)                                    Review

7.22.  Add combining diacritic - double-ring below (N2630)                          Review

7.23.  Encode Phonetic Symbols with Middle Tilde (N2632)                         Review

7.24.  Encode the Tai Lue script in the BMP (N2634, N2660)                      Review

7.25.  Seven part proposal on Ancient Greek characters (N2612)                Review

7.26.  Additional Greek editorial and punctuation characters (N2642)           Review

7.27.  Encode the Phags-pa script (N2622)                                                Review

7.28.  Encode AFGHANI SIGN (N2640)                                                     Review

7.29.  DOUBLE HYPHEN in Fraktur (N2639,N2647,N2655,N2656,N2657)    Review

7.30.  Encode one Irish phonetic letter (N2641)                                          Review



8.       SMP

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

8.2.   Encode the Old Persian script (N2583R)                                            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 (N2652)                                      Review

9.5.   Updated snapshot of roadmap (N2662)                                             Review

9.6.   Basic International CJK Subset (N2649)                                             Review


10.    Publication issues

10.1.   Provisional Draft of Unicode 4.1 Additions/Characters (N2623)          Review


11.    IRG status and reports                                                                         

11.1.     IRG Resolutions

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


12.    Defect reports

12.1.     Defect Report on Duplicate Encoded CJK Forms (N2644)               Review

12.2.     Missing Alternate Format Characters in ISO/IEC 10646 (N2648)      Review

12.3.     Defect Report on KangXi Radical Forms (N2659)                            Review   


13.    Liaison reports                                                                                     

13.1.     Unicode Consortium (N2609)                                                         FYI

13.2.     IETF                                                                                           

13.3.     SC22 (SC2 to SC22 N2615)                                                          FYI

13.4.     W3C (N2643)                                                                               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 (Two offers: U.S. & Canada)

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)

15.2.     Adjournment