ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2 N 2756

DATE:  2004-05-24


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

Secretariat:  ANSI



Calling Notice Meeting 45 – preliminary agenda


2nd Call Meeting # 45, in Markham, Ontario, Canada 21 – 24 June 2004


Mike Ksar, Convener


JTC 1.02.18 – ISO/IEC 10646


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SC2/WG2 members and Liaison organizations






This is the second call for WG2 meeting # 45 from 21 – 24 June 2004 in Markham, Ontario, Canada.  The meeting host is IBM Canada Limited on behalf of Standards Council of Canada at the IBM Toronto Software Lab – Training Centre.  The logistics and registration form for this meeting were attached to the first call and are available on the web.  The host contact is Dr. V.S. (Uma) Umamaheswaran.  Here is contact information for the meeting and the contact for processing visas.  Please reference “Attendance at ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2 and WG2 meetings, June 2004” when applying for a visa.

Logistics                                                                     Visas

Dr. V.S. (Uma) Umamaheswaran                                           Ms. Roz Waddell

Phone: +1 905 413 3474 (W)                                                    Program Officer

+1 905 428 7963 (H)                                                     Standards Council of Canada

Fax:       +1 905 413 4682                                                                           270 Albert St., Ottawa, ON, K1P 6N7

Email:                                                       PH: +1 613-238-3222; FX: +1 613-569-7808

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WG2 will be meeting starting at 10:00 am Monday, 21 June 2004 and conclude on Thursday, 24 June 2004 before noon to prepare the meeting room for the SC2 plenary which follows.  This second call for WG2 meeting # 45 includes an updated agenda with document numbers most of which are on the website.  The tentative agenda and all contributions will be posted on the SC2/WG2 website at  The deadline for receiving documents is 1 June 2004.


The objective of this meeting is to continue the WG2 program of work, with special focus on disposition of comments on 10646:2003 PDAM 1 and reviewing proposals for repertoire additions.


Mike Ksar

Convener – ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Bldg 24/2217

Redmond, WA 98052-6399

U. S. A.

Phone:      +1 425 707-6973

Fax:           +1 425 936-7329




Updated Agenda – Meeting # 45 – 2004-05-07

      Topic (Document No.)

Proposed Outcome


1.      Opening and roll call (N2751)                                                                 Update WG2Distribution List

2.      Approval of the agenda  (N2756)                                                            Approved agenda

3.      Approval of minutes of meeting 44 (N2653)                                           Approved Minutes

4.      Review action items from previous meeting (N2653)                             Updated Action Item List

5.        JTC1 and ITTF matters:                                                                        FYI

5.1.  Release of 10646: 2003 announcement (N2742) & abstract                FYI

5.2.  JTC1  N7335 - Country, language and currency codes (N2733)         FYI

5.3.  JTC1 N7296 –  New character data types in C (N2720, N2721)         FYI

5.4.  JTC1 Plenary 2003 resolutions (N2682)                                            FYI


6.        SC2 matters:                                                                                         FYI

6.1.  Subdivision ballot (N2678) & results (N2706)                                    FYI

6.2.  Proposed Modification of program of work – subdivision (N2711)       FYI

6.3.  SC2 Program of Work                                                                      FYI

6.4.  SC2 ballot statistics – cumulative past 5 years (N2689)                    FYI

6.5.  SC2 business plan presentation at JTC1 plenary (N2679, N2688)      FYI

6.6.  Submittals to ITTF: 10646:2003 and proofing                                    FYI

6.7.  Ballot results – PDAM 1 10646:2003                                                 FYI

6.8.  WG2 Convener’s Report to SC2 Plenary (N2749)                              FYI

6.9.  Application for registration – Japanese (N2697, N2736)                     FYI

6.10.USNB response to ISO on availability of ISO Codes (N2734)            FYI

6.11.Proposal for new working group in SC2 (N2730)                               Review

6.12.New SC2 chair nomination (N2729)                                                  FYI

6.13.SC2 standards 2005 &2006 systematic review (N2727, N2728)         Review

6.14.JTC1 Vocabulary – Canada volunteers (N2726)                                FYI

6.15.Amendment 2 of 14651 (N2691) – Summary of voting (N2725)          FYI

6.16.New Work Item to 14651 Amendment (N2690, N2724)                      FYI

6.17.Add Character identifier to program of work (N2681, N2722)             FYI

6.18.Ordering rules (N2715, N2726, N2717, N2718)                                 FYI


7.        Disposition of Comments on PDAM1 ()                                                Approve disposition

7.1.   Repertoires not originally in PDAM1 - requested for inclusion            Review comments

7.1.1.      Hong Kong (HKSCS) repertoire (N2757R)

7.1.2.      GB18030 PUA (N2757R)

7.1.3.      JIS X-0213 reference mappings (N2757R)

7.1.4.      Extended Ethiopic (N2747)

7.1.5.      Tifinagh script (N2739) – update/alternate/replacement of N1757

7.1.6.      Roman Numeral “Canopy” character (N2738)

7.1.7.      Additional Phonetic Symbols (N2740)

7.1.8.      Tamil Digit Zero (N2741)

7.1.9.      Kharosthi (N2732)

7.1.10.   Addition of two Maoretic punctuation marks (N2714)

7.1.11.   Combining Dot Above (N2699)

7.1.12.   Proposal to add ATNAH HAFUKH (N2692)

7.1.13.   Additional Math characters (N2680)

7.1.14.   Proposal for six Hexadecimal digits (N2677)

7.1.15.   Additional Arabic script characters (N2723)

7.1.16.   Encode Greek Zero Sign (N2708)

7.1.17.   Proposal to add QAMATS QATAN (N2755)

7.1.18.   Currency signs – Hryvnia and Cedi (N2743)

7.1.19.   Proposal to encode two Bhutanese marks (N2694)

7.1.20.   Encode 5 Indo-Europeanist phonetic characters (N2705)


7.2.   Repertoires in PDAM1 (N2707-Text, N2735-Summary, N2757R)      Review & approve disposition

7.2.1.      Tai Lue (N2748, N2761))

7.2.2.      Phags-pa script (N2745, N2719)

7.2.3.      Coptic (N2744)

7.2.4.      Phonetic & IPA characters (N2713)


7.3.   Non-repertoire aspects


8.        Old business – open action items

8.1.         Old Chiki script (N2505)

8.2.         Manichaean script (N2544)

8.3.         Saurashtra script (N2619)

8.4.         Avestan and Pahlavi (N2556)

8.5.         Dictionary Symbols (N2655)


9.        New Repertoire proposals                                                                    Review

9.1.         Phoenician script (N2746)

9.2.         Revised proposal on Cuneiform script (N2664, N2698)

9.3.         Proposal to encode two Bhutanese marks (N2694)

9.4.         Combining Right Dot Above (N2628)

9.5.         Proposal for an additional 12 Hebrew characters (N2758)

9.6.         Proposal to add Babylonian (N2759)

9.7.         Proposal to encode domino tiles (N2760)

10.     Architecture & Processes

10.1.      Roadmap snapshot (N2662R)

10.2.      Updated Principles and Procedures (N2652R)

10.3.      Annex for Principles and Procedures (N2576R)

10.4.      Alternate format characters (N2648)


11.     Publication issues


12.     IRG status and reports                                                                         

12.1.      IRG meeting 21 Resolutions (N2683)

12.2.List of participants at meeting 21 (N2686)

12.3.IRG meeting 21 Summary report of II Core Ad hoc (N2687)

12.4.Minutes of editorial group ad hoc on WG2 # 44 resolutions (N2685)

12.5.Draft agreement on Old Hanzi Encoding (N2684)

12.6.China’s confirmation of fonts for CJK-B (N2695)


13.     Defect reports

13.1.Proposed Technical Corrigendum to 10646:2003 (N2693)



14.     Liaison reports                                                                                     

14.1.      Unicode Consortium

14.2.      IETF                                                                                           

14.3.      SC22

14.4.      W3C (N2712)                                                                               FYI

14.5.      CDSG (N2731)                                                                            FYI


15.     Other business                                                                                     

15.1.Sinhala (N2737)                                                                              Provide feedback to Sri Lanka

15.2.Web Site Review                                                                             Decide on future process

15.3.Document Register Review (N2700, N2750)

15.4.Workshop on 10646/Unicode in India (N2696)                                   FYI         

15.5.Future Meetings                                                                              Confirm

15.5.1.   Meeting 46 – January 2005 – Xiamen (Amoy), Fujian Province, China

15.5.2.   Meeting 47 – Summer 2005 – Soliciting host in Europe

15.5.3.   Meeting 48 – January 2006 – Soliciting host

15.5.4.   Meeting 49 – Summer 2006 – Soliciting host


16.     Closing

16.1.Approval of Resolutions of Meeting 45